The scheme is being implemented under ‘Mission Shakti’ which aims to give more importance and empower ‘half the population’. The state government is moving towards making women self-reliant, confident and ensuring their safety and dignity.
In the first phase of the campaign till 25 October, the Higher Education Department has raised awareness among 5,57,883 students in 6,349 colleges through webinars, awareness programs and competitions.
A micro plan is being prepared for the second phase of the campaign, under which a dedicated portal will be launched and information of programs run by all departments will be uploaded on it. The portal will provide all the necessary information and schemes being run for women and girls.
In addition, maximum participation of women in public welfare schemes will be ensured. Emphasis will also be laid on imparting skill development training to increase employment opportunities.
Parents have appreciated the decision to include women empowerment in the curriculum of basic education and secondary education.
Social activist Varsha Verma said that this is an important decision of the Yogi government which will change the thinking of boys. In the culture of India where the goddess ‘Shakti’ is worshiped, there will be real respect for the girls. With this decision, the seeds of moral values will be sown among the students. The course will cover the lives of great women celebrities in India, success stories, gender equality and issues related to security.
Under Mission Shakti, awareness programs were conducted for nine days in various colleges in Uttar Pradesh. The programs were organized in 6,349 colleges, with 5,57,383 girls and boys and 1,46,177 teachers taking an oath to ensure the safety and honor of women.
Meanwhile, 4,46,355 women students from 3,007 colleges were imparted martial arts training through both online and offline workshops.
In addition, 2,57,407 girls participated in essay, poster, slogan and quiz competitions. 2,42,036 girl students and 14,364 teachers from 2,731 colleges participated in physical health enhancement and nutrition awareness programs. In a webinar related to Gender Equality, Protection of Domestic Violence, POCSO Act, Women Helpline, 1,783 experts in 2,986 colleges told 3,13,996 students about these issues.
The NSS, Special Officer and State Liaison Officer of Higher Education Department, Anshumali Sharma said that under the Mission Shakti, programs were organized by the Higher Education Department on issues related to gender equality, protection from domestic violence, POCSO and women safety in various colleges. .