‘Top priority to women protection’
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is giving utmost importance to the protection and welfare of women in the State, said Minister for Forests, Environment, Science and Technology Sidda Raghava Rao
Minister for Forests, Environment, Science and Technology Sidda Raghava Rao.hails the measures being taken by AP Women’s Commission to create legal awareness among women
Ongole: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is giving utmost importance to the protection and welfare of women in the State, said Minister for Forests, Environment, Science and Technology Sidda Raghava Rao.
He participated as the chief guest at the ‘Legal Awareness Programme on Women related Laws’ held at the TTDC Mahila Samakhya Bhavan in Ongole on Saturday along with Nannapaneni Rajakumari, chairperson of Andhra Pradesh Women Commission, MLC Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy and other officials.
Sidda Raghava Rao appreciated the Andhra Pradesh Women Commission and its chairperson Rajakumari for taking initiative to organise the legal awareness programmes in the State.
He also thanked the women commission for quickly responding over the incidents of crime against women and rendering help to the victims.
The Minister pointed out that though there are stringent laws to protect women, they were not being implemented well.
He said that the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu appointed the Women Commission to see that the laws are implemented perfectly and provide moral support to women.
The Chief Minister instructed the police department to cooperate with the Women Commission and see the laws are perfectly implemented, Sidda said.
MLC Srinivasulu Reddy said that the State Women’ Commission is working very well in coordination with the National Women’s Commission.
He said the Women Commission members were visiting the victims to provide relief and solve issues immediately after an incident is reported and he requested the members to implement laws irrespective of the political affiliation, as per the rules and regulation of the commission.
Nannapaneni Rajakumari announced that the Women’s Commission will organise similar legal awareness programmes in all districts of the State, in association with the National Women Commission.
She said that these programmes will be spread to the village level in future to create awareness among women.
Sidda released pamphlets intended to create awareness against atrocities on women and child marriages.
Ongole MLA Damacharla Janardhana Rao, District judge MG Priyadarsini, district legal services authority secretary T Raja Venkatadri, women commission members Tammisetty Ramadevi, Parveen Banu, Dr Rajyalakshmi, Mani Kumari, Sujuz, member secretary Nirmala, ICDS Project Director
M Sarojini and other officials, women and college students also participated in the awareness programme.