Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to lay emphasis on promoting awareness about the Disha App in a big way and ensure that every woman in the State downloads it.
He held a high-level review meeting on women’s safety at his camp office with Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita, Director General of Police D Gautam Sawang, Intelligence Chief KVRN Reddy and other officials and discussed steps to be taken for creating awareness about the Disha App among girls and women.
Following the shocking gang-rape of a woman on the banks of the Krishna river recently, Reddy called for a door-to-door campaign to ensure all women download the Disha app, a women's safety app. He called for training volunteers and women police on awareness campaigns who should go on to explain how the app will be useful in dangerous situations.
Reddy said the initiative should be taken as a drive, including educating students in colleges and institutions on the utility of the app. "By creating proper awareness, usage of Disha App will be increased. Upon getting any alarm through the app, Disha police stations and local police stations should be alerted and quick action must be initiated," the Chief Minister noted.