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Nai Roshni beneficiaries call on Govt functionaries, highlight rural issues

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UDHAMPUR : Reflecting the impact of successful implementation of Nai Roshni, a scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women of Union Ministry for Minority Affairs, the rural women beneficiaries, for the first time, called upon officers of various departments seeking optimum benefit of development programmes.
The Destitute and Handicapped Welfare Association (DAHWA), a UNESCO awardee NGO, which implemented the project succeeded in motivating these rural women to participate in socio-economic, political and cultural activities for good of their community.
The women group, who are also working as DAHWA volunteers, called on Chief Horticulture Officer, C.L Sharma and Chief Agriculture Officer, R.L Bhagat and brought to their notice certain problems of their area besides highlighting their demands. The officers assured the women that proper training would be organised for them under different schemes, like bee keeping and mushroom cultivation, of their respective departments to improve their living standards.
Chairman, DAHWA, S.S Sumbria, said the women were very receptive to the scheme and during their awareness course they showed lot of enthusiasm in seeking redressal to their problems. He described the initiative as a new dawn in rural pockets which suffer due to lack of leadership.
Sumbria said the initiative has caught the imagination of rural population with girls coming forward in a big way to listen to the resource persons.
The officers of various agencies assured the delegation that representative of each department will join the effort in creating awareness among the women on various social themes.

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