Assam Governor releases ‘SHAKTI’- a book on women safety

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HT Bureau

Guwahati, April 1: Assam governor Prof. Jagadish Mukhi launched a handbook titled “Shakti” at Raj Bhawan on Thursday.

The handbook is brought out by Minakshi Singha, a youngest self defence trainer.

As per Minakshi, the booklet on women safety offers essential tips for personal safety, important legal provisions and safeguards regarding crimes against women, sexual harassment at workplaces as well as important phone numbers and helpline numbers.

The handbook has been printed in both English and Assamese.  The handbook on women also lists ideas women can implement to protect them while travelling or otherwise.

10000 handbooks will be distributed free of cost to school going girls from ninth to 12th class including college-going and working women initially, said Minakshi.

“The handbook would go a long way in creating awareness amongst the women and girls about their rights and safety” said governor Mukhi.

Minakshi is a student of class IX from Pandu in Guwahati and has been conducting free self defence training for women for last two years.

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