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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 society.

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.