Army’s ‘Mission Women Empowerment’, undertakes initiatives for capability development in Ramban

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Jammu: Under ‘Mission Women Empowerment’ Army has undertaken multiple initiatives for enabling capability development amongst women in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Army’s endeavor is to promote social upliftment with emphasis on women empowerment.
Indian Army on Saturday distributed 90 Solar Lamps, 150 blankets and 125 sleeping bags to the locals at a function organised at Dharmund in Ramban besides distributing sewing machines alongwith cloth and sewing kits to 17 girls as part of the stitching and tailoring coaching classes.
Representatives from National Skill Development Council of India and approximately 250 local villagers from remote villages of Dharmund, Champa and Batote also attended the event while 17 girls were registered for a three months course for apparel designing under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna.
Defence spokesman said that successful completion of the course will enable them for certification in apparel design that will be beneficial to girls for further employment.
Army also facilitated opening of independent bank accounts in the name of the girls’ alongwith registration for ‘Aadhar Cards’, which is mandatory for direct bank transfer of certain emoluments to the girls under the scheme.
The event showcased a patriotic cultural programme by 14 girl students from Dharmund Middle School.
The spirit of ‘Nari Shakti’ was at its epitome when a daughter of the soil, Dr Archana Kaul Pandita, narrated her awe inspiring experiences to all the girls and their parents present in the function.
Hailing from Anantnag District, her family faced the wrath of terrorism in 1993 forcing them to leave everything behind and stay in tents / refugee quarters.
Despite acute financial difficulties, she has risen to become a doctor today and has completed her Masters from Mumbai.
She has returned to J&K for working in a hospital in Katra District and thanked the national support available for children like her who are affected from terrorism and indicated to the parents about seamless opportunities that education will provide to their children, especially girls.