Lucknow, Mar 29 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today asked women to raise their voice against injustice and atrocities. Also Read - Mission Shakti: UP Govt Sets up 'Pink Patrol' to Maximise Women Safety, Will be Operational 24*7

The chief minister was speaking at an award function here. Also Read - Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Slams UP Govt Over Rising Incidents of Crime Against Women in State

“The state government is committed towards the security and welfare of women and all necessary steps have been taken in this regard…women should not tolerate injustice and atrocities and raise their voice against it,” Adityanath said. Also Read - Uddhav Thackeray's Indirect Attack on Yogi Adityanath: Move to Shift Film Industry Will Not be Tolerated

He said that helpline number 181 has been started to extend security to women and 1090 service was already functioning in the state.

Referring to schemes being taken up for the welfare of women, he said a woman battalion is being raised in the PAC besides ‘Shabari Sankalp Yojna’ for checking malnutrition and ‘Ahilyabai Yojna’ for free education upto college level is being implemented in the state.

The chief minister said that a positive change can be brought in society by treating boys and girls equally.

As many as 129 women and girls were awarded the Rani Laxmibai Veerta award today.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.