Aug 22, 2021, 11:10AM ISTSource: TOI.in

Recognising the contribution of women in the development of the state, the third phase of Mission Shakti, a flagship programme of the Uttar Pradesh Government aimed at empowerment of women, was launched on Saturday by felicitating 51 women achievers, especially front line workers who have been assisting the state in its battle Covid-19 since the past year and a half. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, governor Anandiben Patel and CM Yogi Adityanath applauded the state’s achievers and urged them to become agents of change. Sitharaman said whenever women have been given the opportunity or the platform, they have performed with gusto and there has been nothing lacking in their performance.