‘Women empowerment will help society march towards progress’

A Correspondent

TANGLA, June 23:  An awareness meet was held regarding the Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni (KMSA) by the Panchayat and Rural Development Department for ceremonial distribution of funds among the Self-Help Groups (SHG) of the Bhergaon weekly market complex at Bhergaon SDO (Civil) office recently.

The meeting presided over by the Paneri MLA Kamali Basumatary, was attended by Executive Member of BTC, Lwmshrao Daimary, Deputy Speaker of BTC, Nerson Boro and SDO(Civil), Bhergaon, Dithakananda Hazarika where women of SHGs from different villages under Bhergaon Development Block were apprised of the scheme.

Speaking on the occasion, MLA Basumatary said, “Only when women are encouraged to lead and ensure respect for themselves, the society marches towards progress.” She further stated that SHGs had always helped women gain financial independence and open up self-employment opportunities. She also stated that the BTC administration had always rendered its support to the SHGs by launching variety of welfare schemes.

In an interactive session, the representatives of different SHGs described about their source of income, production and also about their necessary requirements. Executive Member of BTC, Lwmshrao Daimary said that the BTC administration had accorded top priority to women empowerment and was elated to witness village women engaging themselves in different productive business, thereby gaining financial independence.

BTC Deputy Speaker Nerson Boro said that there were different types of schemes to help the SHGs and that BTC administration was ready to give financial grant to SHGs and for all those who wanted to engage in different productive works, be it cultivation or handloom.

A cheque distribution programme was also held were cheques amounting to Rs 50,000 were distributed among the different SHGs.