Suttur, September 28, 2023: In an effort to empower women in rural areas and promote skill-based development, the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, in collaboration with JSS Jana Shikshana Institute, Mysuru, conducted a three-and-a-half months tailoring training program. The initiative aimed to provide learning opportunities to women who may not have had access to formal education.
A total of 60 women were enrolled in three batches, with two teams based at JSS KVK and one at Jeemaralli. The training culminated in a certificate distribution ceremony, where participants were recognized for their successful completion of the program.
At the ICAR JSS KVK, Suttur, Mr. Ramesh, Director of the Institute of Public Education, inaugurated the certificate distribution program. He emphasized the financial assistance and opportunities that await these trained women, enabling them to contribute meaningfully to their households and communities.
Mrs. Divya, Senior Scientist and Head of JSS KVK, highlighted the numerous employment avenues available for rural women. She stressed that skills such as tailoring not only offer a means to generate supplementary income but also empower women to balance their roles as homemakers and contribute to agriculture.
Panchayat President Mr. Rangaswamy, who inaugurated the certificate distribution program at ICAR JSS Agricultural Science Centre in Jeemaralli, commended the initiative and pledged ongoing support. He encouraged participants to utilize their newfound skills for a better quality of life.
The event was graced by Mr. Ramesh, Director of Public Education Institute, Mrs. Divya, Senior Scientist and Head of KVK, Panchayat Members Mrs. Shantala, Mahesh, Shivakumar, and Sewing Training Teacher Mrs. Nagamma. Together, they distributed certificates to the accomplished women of Jeemaralli village.
This endeavour exemplifies the commitment of ICAR JSS Agricultural Science Centre and its partners to uplift rural communities by providing them with tangible skills and opportunities for economic empowerment.