In a attempt to revive the traditional handicrafts through empowerment of rural kashmiri women, Prime Mister’s office has asked state government to identify land for training centers in the remote district of Kupwara.
According to KNS the directions were passed to the District Commissioner Kupwara by the visiting union government team headed by Prime Minister’s advisor T.K Nair on Wednesday during their visit to the border town.
Prime Minister’s advisor was accompanied by Joint Sec. in PM Office Rajiv Toopnov, Joint Secretary in Home Ministry R.K Srivastav .
Sources in the administration told KNS that the team drove to Salkot where it had an extensive interaction with the girls learning different handicrafts organized by a Gujarat based NGO, Self Employment Women’s Association (SEVA).
Director of the NGO Reema Nanavati who accompanied the delegation told KNS that the main objective of the GO was not only to empower the women of the far flung areas of the state but also revive the traditional handicrafts of the state.
“We are here to revive the traditional handicrafts and have already been working for the empowerment of women of at least 12 states.” Reema told KNS.
Meanwhile later in the day the team held another round of interaction with women of far-flung areas at TRC in presence of Kupwara district administration, where the team agreed to the proposal of opening two more centers for women in the district.
“Mr Nair has directed Deputy Commissioner Kupwara to identify the lads for two more centers one each at Kralpora and Handwara.” Shabir Ahmad Manager SEVA told KNS.
Meanwhile KNS reporter added that among the women present at TRC was the Liyaqat Ali Shah’s wife Akhtar Un Nisa.
During the course of meeting, Nisa stood up and told Nair that her husband was innocent and had come India under rehabilitation Policy.
Nair is believed to have expressed sympathies with the lady and said that investigation was on and she would get the justice.