Yesterday was Indian Freedom Fighter Lakshmi Bai’s birth anniversary. In her honor, the Uttar Pradesh government launched a series of schemes and an awards ceremony to celebrate women empowerment.


One of these was a mobile application, available for free, for women in Lucknow. According to a report by Times of India, police control room of the city will have 235 police personnel and 94 automobiles available for patrol duty. A band of 47 SUV cars and 47 motorcycles, ready with state of the art policing equipment, will help women to connect with the city Lucknow police at the push of a button.


Named “1090 Shakti’, the app was designed by Delhi based IndianEye Security which has made the app available for free to UP Police. The app can record audio and video clips and send them to the police control to help to identify the location of the woman in distress, at push of a single button.


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Along with the application, Rani Laxmi Bai Mahila Samman Award was given to 20 women for their bravery and contribution towards society. Women sports achievers were also included amongst the 20 selected and were rewarded Rs 1 lakh cash. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also started that these funds for cash rewards will be open for contribution and will be exempted from income tax.


The CM told Times of India, “Every time there a crime takes place in UP, media highlights the incident but they don’t show similar concern for women in other states. I have no complaints with the media, only a request to kindly showcase the steps the state government is taking for the security of women.