Chandigarh Member of Parliament(MP) Kirron Kher distributed fifty sewing machines to underprivileged women of Khudda Lahora Colony under the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation at a functione held at Panjab University on Saturday.
She also distributed certificates to 81 urban poor youth beneficiaries who had completed training in various trades like quilting and dress designing; jute articles, purse and bag making and computer fundamentals with MS-Office, networking, accounting, tally and soft skill.
North India Technical Consultancy Organization Ltd (NITCON) and SE Biz Infotech Ltd had organised the programme under the aegis of state urban poverty alleviation cell. The beneficiaries, 66 females and 15 males have undergone a skill training programme at a cost of `6.36 lakh.
Kher appreciated the efforts of SJSRY and stressed on identifying the talent of underprivileged youth through such training programs and also to provide a linkage by bringing them formally to secure.
Muncipal councilor, Saurabh Joshi apprised the audience of the work done in his ward under the SJSRY for the marginalised vulnerable and economic weaker sections. He also said that in his ward, around 125 poor students and other beneficiaries had been benefited by getting high-end skills in computing.