Army sets up Women Empowerment Node in a Rajouri village to make girls ‘self-reliant’

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Jammu, Dec 5: In an effort to boost financial independence among women in rural regions through self employment, the Army established a ‘Women Empowerment Node‘ where Dressmaking classes for women/girls were commenced at village Dhar Sakri of Rajouri District.
PRO Defence Jammu Lt Col Devender Anand said, “Main objective of the programme was to improve the economic condition and assist the women in earning a livelihood through self employment who have always been an important part of society.
“A total of ten women were trained for a duration of 20 days, ” Col Anand said, adding, “During the classes these women were imparted with practical training in tailoring, stitching and sewing technology skills.”
“This initiative is part of a holistic effort of the Indian Army towards women empowerment.” Col Anand added that the step will further encourage women to earn additional Income for…

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