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Gujarat CM encourages women at Mahila Sammelan held at Virpur, Mahisagar

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel addressed Mahila Sammelan at Virpur of Mahisagar district on the eve of 69th Independence Day and also distributed welfare assistance of various government schemes to women beneficiaries.

CM Smt Patel apprised the large gathering about various women empowerment initiatives and government schemes for their better future. She exhorted women to take optimum benefit of the health camps organized by government and safeguard their health for betterment of their family.

On this occasion, CM Smt Patel also dedicated CHC staff quarters at Virpur and Balasinor, constructed at the cost of Rs 86 lakh and Rs 152 lakh respectively. She launched ‘Mari Book’ that will be distributed in 1298 health centres across Gujarat. The book will give guidance on overall development of children between 3-8 years of age. A book, ‘Prahari’, prepared by Mahisagar Police was also launched by the CM.

CM Smt Patel expressed her satisfaction for the enthusiasm of the women power of the state for their own empowerment. Referring to the ongoing ‘Women Empowerment Fortnight’, she stated that the keenness of the women to learn new skills is the reflection of their progress.

Giving some motivational examples of courage shown by the women, CM Smt Patel congratulated a woman employee of ‘108’ helpline who saved about 150 lives within a short span of 8-9 months. She also ensured to fulfil the dream of toilets in each house of the state in two years.

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