Legal awareness programme for girls in college, varsities

Bhubaneswar, Oct 24: The Higher Education Department has all the State-run and Government-aided universities and degree colleges to organise legal awareness programmes and competition to make young women aware of women-related laws by November 30. 

The awareness drive will be done as per the guideline of the National Commission for Women (NCW). Keeping in mind justice for women, the NCW has embarked on a move to make young women aware of women-related laws across the country by organising awareness campaigns in college and universities.

The NCW will spend Rs 28,500 per programme. Of the total Rs 28,500, while Rs 20,000 will be given to the college/university authorities to organise competitions, Rs 2,000 will be given to the participant who stands first in the competition, Rs 1,500 will be awarded to the second position holder and Rs 1,000 to five persons each who secured third position.

However, the NCW will provide fund to those college/universities where there are more than 30 participants.

The primary mandate of the NCW in organising such programmes is to seek justice for women, safeguard their rights and promote women's empowerment.

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