Shaurya Dals empower women victims of violence in Madhya Pradesh
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has constituted Shaurya
Dals to create better atmosphere to empower women who are victims of violence
and social evils. Pilot projects of Shaurya Dals were constituted in Mandla,
Dindori, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur, Panna and Balaghat districts a year ago.
These Shaurya Dals achieved impressive results. Now,
Shaurya Dals are being constituted in 14 more districts including Bhopal,
Sehore, Rajgarh, Raisen, Vidisha, Betul, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Dewas,
Morena, Gwalior, Sagar and Indore.
In the 6 pilot project districts, 2620 Shaurya Dals
were constituted with more than 26,000 male and female members. The works done
to empower women in these 6 districts have resulted in a new atmosphere in the
Shakuntala Mishra raised voice against terror of taxi
operators in Tikamgarh. She is member of Shaurya Dal of village Asati. Taxi
operators did not allow plying any other private motor vehicle in the village.
When Shakuntala was carrying her belongings to the
village in a private vehicle, it was intercepted by taxi operators. Shakuntala
opposed it and registered a complaint in police station. As a result, taxi
operators apologised and promised not to do this in future.
Shaurya Dal members of village Chikhla Bandh of
Balaghat joined hands to prohibit manufacture of liquor, which was main
profession of the village. As a result of strong objection by Shaurya Dal,
manufacture, sale and purchase of liquor was banned in the village.
Shaurya Dal re-united a couple with their families
after they were discarded by the families following love marriage in village
Sendri in Tikamgarh district. Several other instances of bravery and activeness
came to fore which proved as meaningful the constitution of Shaurya Dals in
Dindori, Chhatarpur and Mandla districts. In view these impressive results, the
state government is constituting Shaurya Dals in 14 more districts.
Shaurya Dals opposed atrocities against women and
eradicated social evils. They also empowered women by helping them avail
benefits of government’s welfare schemes. Awareness campaigns were launched to
remove differentiation between boys and girls and they achieved success in
impressing upon people in this regard.
Shaurya Dals main objectives include sensitisation of
people on issues pertaining to women and children, reduce atrocities against
them and create awakening in society apart from eradication of malpractices
like child marriage, dowry system and gender discrimination.
They also make people aware about rights of women and
girls and disposal of issues pertaining to violence against them with their
participation. Besides, Shaurya Dals also make efforts for extending benefits
of government’s welfare schemes to women and girls.