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In a first, pad vending machine installed at a govt office in Lucknow

In order to make essentials like sanitary pads easily available, the UP govt has initiated a project to install pad vending machines in multiple locations across Lucknow. Under the Mission Shakti program, the first pad vending machine has been installed at the Office of Commercial Taxes in Lucknow.

Set up in association with the volunteer organisation 'Angel Wings', the new machine was inaugurated by the State Commissioner of the Commerical Tax Department, Ministhy S on Thursday. Apart from this, incinerator machines to dispose of pads are also being installed in parks and selected areas.

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New initiative under UP's Mission Shakti program to benefit 75000 women

In yet another attempt to uplift the women in society, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday launched a new campaign- 'Nirbhaya - Ek Pahal'. The latest scheme aims to provide financial independence to around 75,000 women. The initiative will help boost the safety, dignity and employment of women, empowering them to become self-reliant.

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Mission Shakti 3.0 in UP to focus on sensitising men about Women's rights!

Launched on August 21, the third phase of Uttar Pradesh government's flagship program 'Mission Shakti' has now shifted its focus to sensitising men. With an aim to raise consciousness about the rights of females, amongst the male population, the Women's Welfare Department of Uttar Pradesh is organising awareness programs for the same. This campaign has touched more than 10 lakh citizens across 75 districts of the state, through seminars, workshops and other means of communication.

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Government schools in UP to get a makeover under the third phase of Mission Shakti

In a bid to instill the concepts of women empowerment in pupils from all academic levels, walls of government schools and colleges in UP will be painted with inspiring women-centric stories. This activity that will be conducted under UP's Mission Shakti program, will also rope in primary schools with the aim of inspiring young minds. As per reports, all intermediate and primary schools along with degree colleges in the state will be refurbished under the project.

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LDA aims to revamp Lucknow's Butler Park as a safe public space for women by June first week

The Butler Park in Lucknow is undergoing a major uplift under the ambit of Mission Shakti, Uttar Pradesh's women empowerment programme. As per reports, the Lucknow Development Authority is constructing a pink-themed 'Virangana' (adventures) park here, as a model of safe public space for women. The Officer-in-Charge and Executive Engineer of the project, Kamaljit Singh, informed that this place will be groomed to be the first of its kind facility in the state, by the first week of June.

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