On Tuesdays the Chief Minister
of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, flagged off the Mission Shakti caravan from the
Odisha secretariat office to create awareness among women regarding the various
welfare schemes launched by the state government. The scheme that aims towards
women empowerment is now promoted at a higher scale. A total number of 25 LED-fitted
vehicles, which have been transformed into chariots, were flagged of yesterday.
The mission Shakti programme, which was launched by the Odisha CM on 8th
March 2001, involves around 70 lakh women through six lakh women Self Help
Groups (SHGs). The caravan aims to travel all panchayat and different urban
areas of the state to create awareness among women through various options like
in terms of sharing a story in forms of video and audio formats and can also
get messages from the SHGs which will lead the women to organise competition to
enhance their skill in various fields of development.
Other members who were also
present during the flag off were Women and Child Development Minister Sri Prafulla
Samal, Development Commissioner Sri Asit Tripathy and senior officials.
The caravan will not only
promote Mission Shakti but also aims to create basic awareness among the women regarding
their rights in the society and rights available to them in the constitution
where the women are treated with equality and utmost respect.