The Indian Army in a special initiative has established women empowerment center in Bernate Village in Baramulla district in North Kashmir that also happens to be alongside the Line of Control (LOC). The initiative is taken to embark on “Azadi ka Mahotsav”, in which women will be empowerment through various means in remote villages.
The Center has administered tailoring and cutting schools to proved vocational training to girls and women. Till now, it is reported that 30-40 girls have enrolled themselves in the schools for acquiring vocational skills, aimed to empower the village women and become financially independent.
Through this initiative, already 10 girls have become skilled in tailoring and are now eligible to train others too, a trainer at the center told ANI. The Indian Army has provided 10 sewing machines in the women empowerment center along with other facilities. It has been almost a month since the empowerment center is been set-up and all of the trainers including several girls have applauded the Indian Army for doing their behest to empower the girls in this remote village.
While speaking to ANI, sarpanch WaliMoh Mir said that the initiative is one of its kind and will now make the girls financially independent and generate employment opportunities.