SRINAGAR: A skill development programme for educated, unemployed girls was launched Thursday at Miskeen Bagh here.
An official handout issued here said the Chairperson of J&K State Social welfare Board, Dr Nirmal Gupta, launched the programme.
“Identified poor girls are to be provided six months skill development training under project Himayat by project implementation agencies,” it said.
Speaking on the Occasion, Dr Gupta, as per the statement, said the board has been working for the welfare and empowerment of women, especially poor people living in far-flung and urban areas.
She urged the trainees to take full benefit of the training “so that they become employable and can earn their livelihood and would not be dependent on anyone”.
“Twenty girls from economically weaker families of Srinagar would be imparted training and other similar batches would be trained at Qaimoh, Kulgam,” she said.
She said the girls will be imparted basic training about use of computers and will be provided specialised training in trades of their interest.