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Indian Army highlights its initiatives for women in North-east India

By EMN Updated: Mar 08, 2024 10:15 pm
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Nursery Teachers Training being conducted for women in Nagaland. (Ministry of Defence)

DIMAPUR — The Indian Army said on the occasion of International Women’s Day that it has been actively involved in initiatives to empower women in the north-eastern states by promoting their education, skill development, financial status, health and well-being.

Various activities like skill development programmes and trainings related to tailoring, handicrafts, computer literacy, entrepreneurship and teaching have been conducted in Nagaland, Manipur and Upper Assam regions to enable women to become self-reliant and financially independent, said a press release from the Army.

‘In Nagaland, a vocational training Centre with equipment training has been established and a Nursery Teachers Training (NTT) was also conducted for women in Kohima district.  In the areas of Upper Assam three projects aimed at women empowerment have been taken up which include providing sewing machines and upgrading of the Stitching Centre at Jagun and Pengri and one Multiutility Centre at Jugipather in Tinsukia district,’ it stated.

A skill development centre has been set up at Senapati District in Manipur, as well as project at Premnagar village in Kangpokpi District and at Phougakchao in Bishnupur, it said, adding that it has also organized health camps focused on women’s health.

The Ministry of Defence went on to update that it has contributed in rich legacy of women athletes of the region by conducting tournaments for women in varied sports disciplines as well as organising national integration tours for youths and conducting women inclusive educational initiatives.

By EMN Updated: Mar 08, 2024 10:15:03 pm
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