Pughoboto, June 14 (MExN): NPF Women Wing, Pughoboto Division organized village level seminar on Constitutional Provisions/Schemes of Women & Skill Development at Chisholimi Village, Ghathashi Town, Pughoboto Town and Asukiqa Village on May 23 and 24 and June 9 and 10.
NPF Women Wing, Pughoboto Division in a press release satted that Qhetoli V Zhimo gave a brief introduction on the aims and objective of the seminar and the various development activities and success stories taken up by present Minister of Road & Bridges for the welfare and benefits of the people of Aphuyemi.
Highlighting on Women Farmer’s Rights, she stressed that the women farmers deserve due recognition and rights and informed that one initiative to uplift the women farmers is the MAKAAM, or Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (Forum for Women Farmers’ Rights). She said that in North East – Assam, Mizoram and Nagaland (Sathakha and Pughoboto under Zunheboto District) were selected for availing the benefits of MAKAAM. The beneficiaries can avail loans from NABARD bank and export their goods to other States, so that even the women can be self reliant and independent economically an financially.
Speaking on Constitutional Provisions/Schemes of Women, Zheviholi Swu said that the Indian Constitution not only grants equality to women, but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women. A number of welfare legislation and schemes for women have been undertaken by the Government of India and she urged and challenged the participants to avail the benefits.
Short Speech was delivered by Hetoli X. Swu. Skill Development’ on making of door mate, detergent and dish wash was demonstrated by Ghotoli S. Tsuqu. This was followed by interaction session between the resource persons and the participants. The facilitators of the programme were Khevili Wotsa and Yesheli Futhena. Khevili Wotsa donated bandages to all the participants.