Handicraft Node inaugurated at Gool

Handicraft Node being inaugurated at Gool on Tuesday.

UDHAMPUR: The Indian Army has been carrying out plethora of activities in the region to empower women, by incorporating Women Empowerment related activities. In its continued efforts, the Indian Army inaugurated a Handicraft Node under the aegis of Handicrafts Department, Jammu, in the presence of Army Officials. The aim of the Node is to empower women of the region by imparting quality skill development training in handicraft for self-reliance and sustainable self employment. Twenty six women attended the inauguration ceremony.
Handicraft Node at Gool is the pioneer project in the region to showcase civil military co-operation to empower women of the region. The event amplifies Army’s all out effort for Women Empowerment by imparting quality skill development training. The locals appreciated the efforts shown by the Men in Uniform.
The node is presently conducting a tailoring course for women. As part of the establishment, Sewing Machines, clothes and other basic items for tailoring which will facilitate in training of the local women are being provided. In all, 20 women from adjoining areas have been undergoing training at this Node and acquiring requisite skill for earning a decent livelihood. The Women Empowerment Node has proved to be a path-breaker and a stepping stone towards achieving the goal of self reliance of women folk of the far-flung and remote regions of the state.
Speaking on the occasion, the Sarpanch of the Hubi village said that the various initiatives by the Army, especially for the women, will assist in the all-round socio economic development of the region. The women have appreciated the Army’s effort in setting up of the Node and imparting vocational skill training, thereby in the true sense empowering them by making them self reliant. The visionary project of the Army has significantly contributed towards the overall national aim of Women Empowerment and financial upliftment of these remote regions of the country.