Jammu Kashmir women all brace for upcoming G20 summit

Jammu has witnessed overwhelming responses in W20 outreach program

PANKAJ KHAJURIA
JAMMU : Jammu Kashmir women from all walks of the society all braced for upcoming G20 summit.  W20 outreach programme witnessed overwhelming response in Jammu here today.

The outreach programme was organised by FICCI FLO Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh chapter under the dynamic leadership of Kunwarani Ritu Singh, Founding Chairperson FICCI FLO JKL with active support of  The Ashok Kapur Foundation at Hari Niwas Palace Jammu.  On the second day of outreach programme, Dr Sandhya Purecha, Chairperson W20 addressed around 200 women including bureaucrats, entrepreneurs from urban Jammu, Self Help Groups (SHGs) from rural Jammu and women Sarpanchs. The event witnessed footfall of  a large number of women from diverse fields ranging from women entrepreneurs, women in services, doctors, lecturers besides NGOs, educationists, public services, start ups, etc.

The morning session started with the lighting of the lamp amidst the most beautiful rendition of the Saraswati Vandana sung by a student from DPS School.
The chief guest Dr Sandhya Purecha in her key note address touched all the areas of the outreach by W20 for the region.
She said that the W20 mission will be carried forward by emphasising on all the key areas of women engagement namely Grassroots Women Leadership, Women Entrepreneurship, Bridging the Gender Digital Divide, Creating Pathways through Education & Skill Development and Climate Change. She also urged to remove all the barriers in the path of women led development, creating an ecosystem for women to thrive, transcend and transform.
Guest of Honor Indu Kanwal Chib, Director Jammu Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM) highlighted the potential of 6,00,000 women that come under the aegis of her organisation and assured the Chairperson of W20 of a fruitful engagement. Appreciating the works done by Dr Kunwarani Ritu Singh in collaboration with ‘UMEED’, she assured all the women present of her full support. She also emphasized on scaling the collaboration to greater heights. “We are providing opportunity to rural women where they can render their home  duty and at the same time they can get work for their economic empowerment,” she added.

Guest of Honuor Anoo Malhotra , Director Industries & Commerce, Jammu welcomed Dr Sandhya Purecha’s outreach for the W20 and provided  some precious suggestions for the same and assuring her full support to Women of the region.

          Dr Ritu Singh in her address welcomed the chairperson and the guests of honour and gave her presentation covering all the areas to work on as per the agenda of W20. She also showcased works done by the SHGs from the villages from block Bhalwal and Katra under her directive. She assured the W20 chairperson of her unstinted support for the cause taken up by W20.
The eminent speakers touched upon all the 5 priority areas covered by W20 in India’s G20 presidency. Prominent speakers included Khushboo Mattoo, Dr. Nazia Rasool Lattifi, Ridhima Arora, Shivani Vaid, Pooja Kapur, Ritika Trehan, Adishree Singh, Parakh Jain, Swati Dadheechi, Dr. Mitali Gupta, Neetu Bali, Kritika Khanna and Neha Mahajan, Rural Jammu President of SHG Anita Kumari, Sarpanch Premlata (Panchayat- Agar Jitto), Bimla Devi from Machine Domana and Chanchla Devi from Bhalwal.
15 women from rural Jammu were presented certificates on completion of  Beauty, Makeup & Hair courses undertaken by them under project Asha by FICCI FLO JKL & Ritika Trehan’s LOOKS SALOON.
The impressive and interactive session of the outreach will prove to be extremely beneficial said Dr. Sandhya Purecha while ensuring the upliftment of Women Entrepreneurs from Jammu.

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