WHS starts awareness camp at Kheer Bhawani Mela

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GANDERBAL: Women Helpline Service of the Social Welfare Department Wednesday organised an awareness camp at the annual MelaKheerBhawani at Tulmulla here.
The purpose of the camp was to make devotees, especially women pilgrims aware regarding the various services the organization can provide to them on its helpline number—181.
Station mission director, State Resource Women Centre (SRWC) RifatArif, Aman Movement Trust founder Professor RajenderKachroo, state coordinator JK WHS Bilal Bhat and other concerned were also present at the camp.
Giving details about the Women Helpline Service, Bilal Bhat said it is an initiative of the government to provide 24 hour-immediate response to women affected by violence and represent them in front of appropriate authorities, including police and legal ones.
He added even women in distress can reach on the number who would be provided with immediate support. Besides, the WHS also provides hospital assistance and temporary shelter to the deserving affectees.