Bhubaneswar, 08/03/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a three-digit women helpline number ‘181’ during a special function held at Jaydev Bhawan on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The new 24X7 helpline will provide immediate help to women during domestic violence.The helpline number will also receive the complaints of women in distress.
Speaking on the occasion, CM reiterated his Government’s commitment to work for empowerment of women. He said, “Women have proved themselves in every field and it is our responsibility to safeguard their interests.”
The Chief Minister felicitated some eminent women personalities for their achievements in different fields.
The event was attended by Women & Child Development Minister Usha Devi and Textile Minister Snehangini Chhuria amongst others.