KUPWARA, MARCH 8: District Administration Kupwara in collaboration with Director Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Kupwara organised an impressive function to mark the International Women’s Day, today at Town Hall, here.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din was the chief Guest on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, the Deputy Commissioner said that the present Government is making concerted efforts to empower the women folk by giving them reservation in every field of life including in public representation. He said during DDC and BDC elections women were given reservation.
Deputy Commissioner gave the historical background of the skill development and said that in Japan there is an inbuilt mechanism of skill development in their educational policy adding that, the New Education Policy of our country possesses all features which include skill development programme also. He urged upon the women folk to come forward and take advantage of the innovative schemes envisaged for women empowerment and become the ‘employment givers’ rather than ‘employment seekers’.
The Deputy Commissioner said that history is full of events about the achievement made by women who excelled in various walks of life and got Nobel Prizes. He mentioned the name of Mother Teressa and asked young girls to read out the biographies of women achievers and leaders for their personal inspiration for achieving new goals in life.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Kupwara also spoke and emphasized the role of women empowerment. He said Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is an ambitious programme for women empowerment.
Earlier, Director JSS Kupwara (Ministry of Skill Development), Dr. Mohammad Iqbal briefed about the Jan Shikshan Sansthan and Skill Development. He said JSS Kupwara, is providing Vocational Skill training to 1800 beneficiaries every year of Kupwara district in various trades like Handicrafts, Embroidery, Fashion Designing, Electrician, Frontline Health Worker, Nursery Grower, Plumbing, Crewel Work, Tilla Work, Knitting, Computer, Food Craft etc. He said over 2000 girls who have got training of different courses are working or earing their livelihood.
The Army Brigadier, Manoj Joshi; ADC Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone; Chief Education Officer Kupwara, Abdul Hamid Fani , Director; JSS Kupwara; District Information Officer, Kupwara, Mohammad Yousuf Mir; Other concerned officers and a large number of women entrepreneurs and young girls participated in the function.