Mahila Utthan Yatra in Chhattisgrarh from tomorrow
The Chhattisgarh government is going to organise a state-wide "Women Emancipation Yatra" from tomorrow with a view to boost their self-confidence and reduce gender disparity through mass awareness campaign against female foeticide, malnutrition, poor sex ratio, girls education and other social evils in the society, sources said.
Chief Minister Raman Singh will launch the first phase of the Yatra from Rajnandgaon district's Sukuldaihan village -- the native place of noted social worker Phoolbasan Bai Yadav, who was conferred on Padma Shri for organising and empowering rural women folk in the region through self help group, official sources said here today.
The 10-km-long pada yatra from Sukuldaihan village to Rajnandgaon district headquarters would be spearheaded by Women and Child Welfare Minister Lata Usendi.
During the yatra, the department planned to hold massive women's rallies, seminars, exhibitions and free health camps in each district headquarters to make women aware of the state government's various schemes for the welfare of women and children.
The government also decided to provide bicycles free of cost to all Anganwadi workers and sewing machines to needy women during the yatra.
After the programme in Rajnandgaon , similar yatras were scheduled to be held in Durg and Balod districts on December 1 and 3 respectively, the sources added.