Uttar Pradesh's domestic initiative to improve and secure women safety under the umbrella of the Mission Shakti campaign gains momentum as 1535 women help desks launch with immediate effect across all police stations in the state. These help desks have been set-up with the idea of easing women comfortability in sharing problems and approaching police personals who are usually men.
Eliminating hesitation with a women force
While capital Lucknow has already witnessed the effect of Mission Shakti with it Pink Booths and Pink Patrol for women, the state government's commitment towards the safety of women ramps further up in Uttar Pradesh with the establishment of women help desks. These help desks will be run by women, fighting any hesitation and nervousness among the female population to approach the police for help and assistance.
Under the Mission Shakti campaign, various programmes will be organised from the Gram Panchayats, industrial units, school campuses, government offices, from Durga Puja pandals to Ram Lilas to reaffirm the faith and resolve towards the women power. Launched on the first day of 'Shardiya Navratri', Mission Shakti celebrates the power of women, and will continue for six months till 'Chaitya Navratri'.
-With inputs from IANS