Tailoring and Stitching training held at Menglee

Summit Report

Namchi, 31 Mar:

With an objective to enhance vocational skills and knowledge amongst women and adolescent girls, who come from economically backward section of society, a training programme on ‘Tailoring and Stitching’ was organized by the NGO, Pacific Club, fromMenglee, South Sikkim from 22-31 Mar, a press release informs.

Twenty-five women participated in the nine-day residential training was held at Employees’ Guest House, Namchi in collaboration with the Usha International organization, Kolkata.

The valedictory session of the programme held today was attended by Block Development Officer (BDO), Namchi,Tenzing Bhutia,as the chief guest and Regional Manager, Usha International,SaikatNuker, as the guest of honour.

Mr.Nukerin his address highlighted that Silai training centres are established with the objective of developing skills among women that can help them become financially independent.

The chief guest, Tenzing Bhutia showered praise on the organizing team and said that such trainings would be helpful if extended to rural remote areas of Namchi to bring women to mainstream business.

Further during his speech, the BDO, Namchi spoke on the detrimental effects of single use plastics. He said that these plastics are non-biodegradable, cancer causing, hazardous to animals and humans, causes enormous environmental pollution and is one of the reason behind depleting water sources.

He appealed to the gathering to strictly follow government code of conduct on single use plastics and consciously minimise its use. The valedictory function was marked by the distribution of completion certificates along with a new model of USHA sewing machine to each participant.