GUWAHATI, Sept 6 - As part of its social welfare initiatives undertaken to develop an alternate self-sustained way of life in a post-conflict scenario, the Red Horns Division of Indian Army launched a project of conducting tailoring classes for women of Udalguri district. The project is aimed at emancipating economic conditions and helping the women earn a livelihood through self-employment.
A total of 30 women were selected to undergo the tailoring course at Udalguri town for a duration of two months starting from July 4 to September 6. The candidates are a mix of Bodos, Nepalese, Hindi-speaking and adivasis. The free training was imparted by professionally competent instructors from an NGO named �Live Green� affiliated to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) based in Udalguri town.
Classes were conducted under close supervision of the Army by adhering to disciplined and convenient schedules.
The course also aimed at enhancing self confidence and entrepreneurship skills with programmes designed for overall personality development of the candidates to enable them to carry out their job in a more professional manner.
Today, a closing ceremony was conducted where Annupma Bedi, zonal president of Army Wives Welfare Association, Gajraj Corps, was the chief guest. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Tripteen Kaur Behl, chairperson of Family Welfare Organisation, Red Horns Division and Sadhana Hojai, Udalguri DC, among others.
A cultural programme was also organised showcasing the integration of all cultures of Assam living in harmony and peace. The chief guest distributed sewing machines to all the 30 candidates who successfully completed the tailoring course.
In addition, a starter kit was presented by Tripteen Kaur Behl and a certificate of proficiency was handed over by Udalguri DC to each candidate.