GUWAHATI, June 21 � The passing out ceremony of 30 trainees who underwent the second 90-day placement linked skill training programme of Swarna Jayanti Swarojgar Yojana (SJSRY) was organised by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation here on Wednesday.
The programme, aimed principally at the urban unemployed in general and women from the below poverty line (BPL) families in particular, was implemented by the Ajmal Foundation.
Delivering the welcome address on the occasion, Nurul Laskar, head of the project, informed the gathering about the role of this programme in extending skill empowerment to the youth of the State.
Liton Sarkar, officer-in-charge, Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (Alimco), spoke about their various activities aimed at the welfare of the differently-able people. He said that Alimco in collaboration with the foundation had donated artificial limbs, wheel chairs, hearing aids etc., to about 300 disabled beneficiaries in Dhubri district recently and were contemplating to hold a similar programme in Morigaon district in the near future.
Chief guest Maini Mahanta said that women empowerment is one issue which is very close to her heart, adding, �I feel economic independence is a must for women to get their rightful place at home and in the society.�