Bengaluru: As many as 7000 CC cameras are installed for the safety of women under the Safe City Project, and the Government is committed to providing empowerment, education, health, and safety to women, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Speaking at a private function here organised on the occasion of International Women’s Day and the distribution of awards, he said that the Government has implemented several programmes to encourage women such as financial assistance for two women SHGs in each village, training and marketing facilities for their products, providing nutritious food to women working in fields and starting 4000 Anganawadis for the children of women workers. Besides, Rs. 1,000 per woman who works in the field will be given every month, he said.
He said last year, the Government implemented Raitha Vidya Nidhi, and this year, they are implementing a free bus pass for students and working women, free education for girl students from Pre-University up to a degree, Rs. 1800 Crore loan to women SHGs at zero percent interest. Women have a lot of challenges in society and facing them will help them to achieve something. The women achievers identified by the organisers have been the real unsung heroes and their achievements will inspire others, he noted.
Bommai said that the role of a woman in a man’s life is very big as it starts from a relationship to achievement. For this reason, International Day of Women is celebrated. Not a day passes without a woman. It is a pre-birth relationship as a mother keeps a baby in their womb for nine months and allows it to come into this world. Understanding this will teach us how to respect mothers. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that the continuity of mankind depends on her, he rued.
“Development is not possible if the administrator is not aware of it. In the 12th century, Basavnna made a social revolution for social and gender equality, and Basavanna is still relevant. Accordingly, his preachings of Social and Gender equality are relevant to date, he observed.
Union Minister Shobha Karandlaje, Film Actress Sapthami Gowda, and others were present.