People from different walks of life formed a human chain as part of the one billion raising campaign at the arterial Church centre here with a resolve to end violence against women.
Led by district Collector G.S.R.K.R. Vijay Kumar, members of women organisations, NGO activists and others took a pledge to ensure equal opportunity for women in all fields. Speaking on the occasion, the Collector called for stepping up efforts to improve the literacy rate among and put an end to the continuing pernicious social practice of minor girls’ marriages.
The aim of the global campaign was to secure freedom for women from violence of all sorts and ensure justice, equality, peace and harmony, District Rural Development Agency Project Director A. Padmaja said.