Sonia Gandhi launches Ahimsa Messenger program to address violence against Women and Children.
UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi on August 31, 2013 launched the ‘Ahimsa Messenger’ Programme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The event was presided over by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister, Women and Child Development in the presence of Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo Minister, Panchayati Raj and Tribal Affairs and Shri J. P. Agarwal, Member of Parliament. Nearly 30,000 girls from Delhi NCR who have benefitted under the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls or SABLA were present at the event.
Ahimsa Messenger is directly related to the safety and empowerment of women. They will spread awareness and knowledge about for their legal rights and their economic and social growth, their safety and dignity in the society. The Ahimsa ‘doots’ (messengers) will be trained to empower them. A unique feature of this programme is that adolescent boys have also been made an integral part of this programme.