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AU VC pats rural police for organising 'Jayaho Mahila'

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Visakhapatnam: Andhra University Vice-Chancellor Prof. GSN Raju praised Superintendent of Police Ghattamaneni Srinivasa Rao and his team for...

Visakhapatnam: Andhra University Vice-Chancellor Prof. GSN Raju praised Superintendent of Police Ghattamaneni Srinivasa Rao and his team for conducting a unique programme 'Jayaho Mahila' in rural district to sensitise rural women about social evils like physical harassment for dowry, child marriages, bigamy, atrocities on women, eve-teasing and harassment by drunken husbands, along with a solution for such problems by presenting a variety of skits to make people easily understand them.

The rural police had conducted 'Jayaho Mahila' programme from March 8 to 14 involving students of Andhra University and the NBM Law College to which Dean of Student Affairs Prof. Subrahmanyam extended full support. Addressing a meeting organised on the AU campus on Wednesday for presenting certificates to those students who participated in the week-long event, Prof. Raju said it was unfortunate that there was no news about atrocities on women every day either in urban or rural areas and called for a change in the mindset and behavioural attitude among public.

Complimenting the Superintendent of Police for bringing out a book on 'Jayaho Mahila' in English and Telugu, he asked them to continue organising such events to bring about a social change.

Expressing his gratitude to the Andhra University and the NBM Law College for their involvement in the mega event, Mr Srinivasa Rao said the programme evoked good response from women and has already started giving positive results. He especially congratulated Prof. Subrahmanyam and the students who participated in the event and asked them to impart training to the members of the recently established 'Mahila Bhadrata Committees' soon after completion of exams. The programme would be continued in future, he said.

Rector Prof. AV Prasada Rao and Registrar Prof. K Rama Mohana Rao emphasised the need for similar educative programmes to reach out to the people in interior villages to help protect the dignity of women.A Some of the participants narrated their experiences with the innocent rural people during the week-long event and wanted the police to continue the event.

Later, the Vice-Chancellor gave away certificates to the participants. College of Arts and Commerce principal Prof. D Prabhakara Rao, Dean of College Development Committee Prof. B Bharata Lakshmi, Prof. Veeraiah and Dr K Samrajya Lakshmi were among others who attended.

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