Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 2, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh Speaking on Sunday said his government is committed to empower women and protect their rights.
He was speaking at Power Walk flagging off ceremony at Temporary Market, BT road, here on Sunday evening.
The rally was organised by Manipur State Commission for Women seeking equal space and share as their male counterparts from the society and the government.
The present government had taken up different steps to empower women in the state. Many women officers had been appointed as DCs and SPs of different districts. Apart from it, a fast track court for crime against women had been set up, he said.
“Two special POCSO courts would be inaugurated soon,” he said.
Stating that Manipur is known for women empowerment, Biren said 50 per cent of different business categorised under Medium Small and Medium Enterprise is owned by women in the state which is the best in the country. Nupilan and Ema Keithels are glaring testimonies of women empowerment in Manipur, he added.
The state government would leave no stone unturned to empower women. Womenfolk must also have a strong determination to have good moral character and pursue good education so that they may contribute more to the society.
Biren assured to extend full support and cooperation so that they may get their entitled right.
Womenfolk from different walks of life took part in the rally that culminated at Nupilal Memorial Complex. MLA L. Rameshwar and MLA Th. Satyabrata were present at the flag off ceremony.