Chandigarh, Feb 16 (UNI) Emphasising that the empowerment of women and nurturing of children are areas of major concern in the social service sector, Chandigarh Administrator Gen (Retd) S F Rodrigues today launched a project to provide vocational training to rural women in embroidery, stitching and other creative artwork.
"The Chandigarh Administration will provide raw material, colour combination design and ensure the marketing of their products through a well-established network and will pay them for their work," General Rodrigues said while addressing the Rotract Conference at Rotary Club here.
"The UT Administration has launched various programmes for improving the quality of life and rehabilitation of needy women and children in slums and rural areas." He said that three centres, one for mentally retarded children, another for street children and the third for crippled children, supported with vocational training and rehabilitation programmes were being set up for their rehabilitation.
Similarly, he said that programmes were in progress for imparting training to needy slum girls in different vocational courses and their placement was ensured in different establishments.
"We are soon setting up an Education City in which we have planned 12 Centres of Excellence, for making our youth fully competent and confident individuals," General Rodrigues said.
General Rodrigues called upon the members of Rotary International and Rotract Club to come forward for supporting various societal endeavours, by contributing their time, energy and commitment.
On the occasion, his wife, Ms Jean Rodrigues presented mementos to the members of Rotary International and Rotract Club for their outstanding contribution in the social service sector.
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