Chandigarh

Jujhar Nagar Women benefit from Nai Roshni scheme of Indian government

Y.S.Rana | June 12, 2019 07:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: The ladies in the picture may appear to be ‘kitty partying’ but they are gathered for more serious work, a work which all of us might prefer to ignore but which makes a huge difference to the world we live. They.apart from managing their households and even doing manual works to make every one to realize their importance in modern times.  

The change brings in their lives is SIOC Education and Charitable Trust, Sector 36-D, Chandigarh. Recently the trust has conducted a 35-day camp under the government of India scheme “Nai Roshni” forleadership development of minority women. The camp was held in village Jujhar Nagar,Mohali. The proramme was conducted in batches of 25 women in each batch . Around 125 women of the village have attended the programme.

K.S Saini, Director of the Trust said that under the scheme the topics of leadership of women, swachh Bharat, legal rights of women, health and hygiene, educational empowerment. He also further stated that under the scheme women were given Rs 600 stipend besides refreshment.

The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill confidence among women of minority section of society including their neighbours from other communities living in the same village or locality by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels.

Empowerment of women of minority and emboldening them to move out of the confines of their home and community and assume leadership roles and assert their rights, collectively or individually, in accessing services, facilities, skills, and opportunities besides claiming their due share of development benefits of the government for improving their lives and living conditions.

While talking to Aarti who has attended the programe said that programme has increased the level of self-confidence in her. On the other, Ravinder Kaur another woman of the village said that she learnt a lot during the programme. More and more such programme should be held in a bid to empower women especially from minority community.

She further said that in the programme issues relating to leadership of women, awareness of educational programmes, health and hygiene, Swachh Bharat, financial literacy, life skills, legal rights of women, digital literacy and advocacy were covered the programme that enlightened them a lot.         

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