Umar Yasin Malik
Entrepreneurship and Skill Development centre at Balapur achieved another milestone, when the first batch of women participants successfully completed the Tailoring & Weaving course. Two batches were trained on basic skills of cloth cutting, tailoring, embroidery & weaving. The course participants were also imparted with crucial entrepreneurship techniques, to run small family managed enterprises. As an enabler, the women participants were felicitated with weaving machines, which shall act as the stepping stone for their maiden ventures.
Major General Rashim Bali, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, General officer commanding, Victor force, while addressing the participants, expressed his elation on completion of this maiden course aimed at empowering women. He said that apart from enabling women to open entrepreneurial ventures, the training will also assist them to carry out their household work effectively. It is important in today’s society that women emerge out of routine household tasks and engage in constructive enterprises. These enterprises will enable them to remain financially independent and increase their contribution towards family and society. Major General Rashim Bali also thanked the family members of these women, for supporting them to complete this course. While felicitating the women with weaving machines, the general officer added that Army will continue to act as a facilitator for all their forthcoming ventures.
Successful completion of this course marked a new chapter for the women of Shopian and Pulwama. The Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Courses have provided a new avenue for these women to showcase their capability and create their own identity. This course is just the beginning of a bright and enterprising future for the women of Shopian and Pulwama districts.