Governor and First Lady visit the centre; Inaugurate cutting and tailoring centre, apple supply chain tie up with Coca Cola
SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra and First Lady Usha Vohra on Saturday visited the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Centre in Kupwara. This centre has been undertaking various initiatives for training and capacity building of women in traditional crafts and thus reviving the traditional skills, an official press note read.
According to the press note, Reema Nanavaty, leader of the SEWA Centre, and some of the senior staff gave a brief introduction about the activities of the centre and informed that since its inception the centre has succeeded in imparting skills in various crafts to over 7000 women.
Governor and the first lady inaugurated a cutting and tailoring centre and an apple supply chain tie up with Coca Cola at the centre. They went round various facilities in the centre, interacted with the staff and trainees, and lauded the deft craftsmanship of some of the women who were engaged in embroidery, handloom weaving, cutting and tailoring of garments, agro foods production and marketing of renewable energy products, the press note read.
Governor and the first lady congratulated Nanavaty and her colleagues for the outstanding work being done by SEWA Centre. Governor asked Khalid Jahangir, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, to allocate a suitable piece of land to the centre so that it could have its own premises and be able to enlarge its valuable activities. Governor also announced a grant of Rs. one lakh to the centre for advancing its activities.
Besides the Deputy Commissioner SSP Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain was also present, the press note added.