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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh flagged off ‘Power Walk’ from temporary market shed area at BT Road in Imphal on Sunday night.

State Commission for Women organised the ‘Power Walk’ event that seeks equal space and share as their male counterparts from the society and the Government.

The walk started from BT road and marched towards the Nupi Lal complex in Imphal.

Speaking on the occasion, N Biren said the Government is committed to empower women and protect their rights.

Maintaining that the present Government had taken up different steps to empower women in the State, he said many women officers had been appointed as deputy commissioners and superintendent of polices of different districts.

Apart from it, a fast track court for crime against women had been set up, he said.

He added that two special POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) courts would also be inaugurated soon.

Stating that Manipur is known for women empowerment, he further informed that 50 per cent of different business categorised under Medium Small and Medium Enterprise is owned by women in the State which is the best in the country.

Historic Nupilal (women’s war) and Nupi Keithel (Women’s market) are glaring testimonies of women empowerment in Manipur, he observed.

Stating that the Government would leave no stone unturned to empower women, he said that womenfolk must also have a strong determination to have good moral character and pursue good education so that they may contribute more to the society.

Chairperson Binota Mainam of state commission for women also spoke on the on the occasion.

Womenfolk from different walks of life took part in the rally that culminated at Nupilal Memorial Complex.

MLAs L Rameshwar of Keirao assembly constituency and Th Satyabrata of Yaiskul assembly constituency were also present at the flag off ceremony.

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