GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - The Indian Army has set up a skill development centre for women on tailoring, weaving and wellness care at Rangiya.
The centre has been set up by Chindit Battalion under the aegis of Red Horns Division in collaboration with the local civil administration and training partner - Team Based Learning (TBL) Education (I) Pvt Ltd.
The first free course commenced on June 13 with 49 women who were exposed to modern equipment, facilities and techniques designed to prepare them for their future career.
On successful completion of the course, a �Rozgar and Loan Mela� for job placement was organised on Saturday with representatives from several companies present to select deserving candidates. State Bank of India established a counter to educate the women about the loans available to them under various Government schemes.
�The event was a success with four women being placed and 10 others being registered as loan applicants. There were several other women who were offered trial periods to gauge their suitability. All the trainees were appreciative of the effort to provide them real time experience in job interviews,� a defence spokesman said.
On the termination of the pioneer course, Ashima Rishi, chairperson of Invictus Family Welfare Organisation distributed certificates among the trainees and appreciated their efforts towards empowerment through skill development and employment.