MANGALDAI, May 5: The closing function of the week-long celebration of Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan in Darrang district was held on Saturday.
The district administration of Darrang organized a largely-attended function at Mangaldai College auditorium. District Development Commissioner Sweety Gogoi Kalita inaugurated the function by lighting a lamp in a traditional way while Additional Deputy Commissioner and Project Director of DRDA, Darrang Pankaj Chakravarty inaugurated it.
In his inaugural speech, Pankaj Chakravarty highlighted the significance of the celebration of ‘Livelihood and Skill Development Divas’ and stressed the need for women empowerment only to strengthen the foundation of the nation. "Women of Assam are known for their skill and talent in every sphere and even the Father of the Nation during his visit to Assam highly appreciated the talent of Assamese women who can weave dreams in their traditional handloom. The government is determined to extend all possible help and guidance towards the all-round development of the women of the State," said Pankaj Chakravarty while making an appeal to women to come forward to avail the schemes initiated by the government. Mangaldai legislator Guru Jyoti Das, district BJP president Nilima Devi, and District Coordinator of Livelihood Mission, Gautamananda Goswami also addressed the function.
Jan Sikshan Sansthan (JSS) under the Ministry of HRD at Mangaldai, in collaboration with Hyper Sonic Education, also observed the ‘Livelihood and Skill Development Divas’ with a day-long programme at Sipajhar. In the function attended by more than 300 beneficiaries at Sipajhar Sahitya Sabha Bhavan, Major Gurvinder Singh of Red Horns Division, president of Darrang Zila Xahitya Xabha, Dr. Ram Chandra Deka, Director of JSS, Sheikh Mohammed Amin, and Banjit Das of Hyper Sonic Education attended the function. All the beneficiaries were awarded certificates of participation in the function.