DHUBRI, July 21 - While attending a Mahila Samaroh organised by the Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department at Halakura here, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that out of the nine proposed women�s colleges in the minority-dominated areas, two will be established in Dhubri district alone.
Sonowal said that women of the nation, nay the State had set ample examples before the society that they are not behind in any way, but �when given an opportunity, can easily outdo men.�
Addressing members of 6,362 women�s self-help groups of the district at Halakura HS School playground, he said that women�s education in the district was lagging behind when compared to other areas, due to which the State Government has decided to establish two women�s colleges in Dhubri district.
The Chief Minister also said that the women�s self-help groups have the capability to change society and bring a positive change towards inclusive development.
�In order to encourage self-help groups who have the potential to make women self-reliant, we will be awarding such successful self-help groups,� said Sonowal and added that they will be awarded Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively as encouragement.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister urged the people of the district not to panic over the final draft of the NRC and asked them not to be swayed by any kind of rumours doing the rounds.
�Works related to NRC is going on smoothly and the people should know that it will not exclude the name(s) of any genuine Indian citizen. There are many anti-social elements who are trying to divert public attention and mislead the masses in the name of NRC,� added the CM. As a part of the official itinerary, he distributed funds among the self-help groups.
The meeting was also attended by ministers Naba Kumar Doley and Phani Bhusan Choudhury along with MLAs Aswini Roy Sarkar, Ashok Kumar Singhi, Nijanur Rahman, Hafiz Rashid Ahmed and Dilip Saikia, besides many other dignitaries.