• Wed. Jun 19th, 2024

Indian Army Continues to Further Women Empowerment in the North Eastern states

Indian Army is actively involved in various initiatives to empower women in North Eastern States. Women are the fulcrum of the society in this region since time immemorial. From cultivation to social, economical and social development, women have been driving the ethnic societies. Through its focussed and continued efforts Indian Army is promoting education, skill development, health and well-being, and economic empowerment of women in the region. These initiatives intend to create a more inclusive and gender-equal society.

Key Initiatives undertaken by the Indian Army in Nagaland, Manipur and Upper Assam include conduct of Skill Development Programs aimed at providing women with opportunities to acquire new skills and enhance their employability. Training in skills of Tailoring, Handicrafts, Computer Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Nursery Teachers Training enables women to become self-reliant and financially independent. Indian Army has empowered the women participants to pursue various career paths and generate income for themselves and their families.

In Nagaland, a Vocational Training Centre with equipment training has been established, 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.

In Manipur, a Skill Development Centre at Senapati District and another project at Premnagar village in Kangpokpi District has been established apart from this, in collaboration with the State Handicraft Department, Women Empowerment initiative at Phougakchao in Bishnupur has also been initiated.

The Indian Army has organized health camps focused on women’s health. These are aimed to improve access to healthcare for women in remote areas of the state and raise awareness about health.

Indian Army has contributed in rich legacy of women athletes of the region by providing opportunities and assistance in their budding stages by conducting Girl Inclusive Tournaments for Badminton in Assam and Manipur, Wushu Training and Championship in Manipur and a Volleyball Tournament in Nagaland. Recently Wushu player Miss B. Tamphasana Devi of Saitapur Kumbi village of Bishnupur, Manipur, who secured a bronze medal in Khelo India National Wushu Women League was sponsored by Indian Army.

National Integration Tours conducted for Youth of the region, are inclusive and promote participation of young and dynamic girls from the region. In Four such tours out of total 94 participants 50 girl students participated. Women inclusive educational initiatives such as Pre Recruitment Training for Army, Basic Computer Training, lectures on career opportunities in Armed forces conducted at various places. By increasing access to education women in the region have been empowered to overcome barriers thereby paving the way for a brighter future for women and society at large.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March Indian Army is committed to empower women in the region enabling them to full fill their aspirations.

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