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BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi launched Raksha app for women's safety
In recognition of our cultural ethos, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to launch an application as a step towards women's safety and security named as Raksha. According to BJP's national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, Raksha app - Ensuring women's safety. Just at the press of a button your near and dear ones know your location. Your selected contacts can see your location and you can even ask them to show theirs.

A distress signal just by pressing a single key sends out a loud buzzer to your near and dear ones. Out parents need not worry all the time now. You as a woman need not worry about security, she added.

Detailing the need for this applicaiton, she said that India is going through an atmosphere of insecurity from borders to streets. To secure the streets for our daughters, sisters, mothers, friends and all women who are out there working, in schools, colleges, bus-stands, shops, mall, trains and so on.

Lekhi conceptualized this application where everyday technology can be used to enhance the safety and security of women.

She recalled that from ancient times, Indian women are a symbol of power and& knowledge. They are already at par or beyond men when it comes to their capabilities. All they need is a secure environment to grow and work in.

Thus Bharatiya Janata Party believes that there is a requirement for a paradigm shift in thinking itself. The shift has to be a move from empowerment to 'Secure/Save my space'. By securing and saving the space for women society will be empowered as we recognize women as the embodiment of power 'Shakti'. Traditionally in Sanskrit grammar all words relating to power are feminine gender, she added.

Even if the Rakhsa app is switched off and isn't running, she pointed out that pressing the volume key for just three seconds alerts the specific contacts you have chosen beforehand. Your location is sent to them on a map which sends them your exact whereabouts.

Salient features of the Raksha app:

- Send location without switching on the Raksha app by the press of a key

- Create a group of trusted people(friends and family) who you can alert if required

- Easy to use and understand

- Map view for easy navigation

- Loud buzzer

- Request location of near and dear ones

Here's wishing that you download the Raksha app in all your near and dear ones' phones, but never land up in a situation where you need to use it. Be safe. Be alert.


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