Stitching school helps women to become self-reliant

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Amritsar, Sep 4 (ANI): Socially and economically deprived women in Punjab's Amritsar district have found a saviour in Shree Lakshmi Narayan Stitching School, which has come ahead to help those women who are aspiring to become self-reliant.

The school established by Shri Durgiana Temple Management Committee in 1992, imparts training in stitching and embroidery free of cost to women belonging to the weaker sections of the society.

Everyday, over 40 women come in two batches, in forenoon and afternoon, and the students can continue training till they achieve expertise in their trade.

"It is our moral duty to help people belonging to weaker section of the society. We help them become self-reliant. We started this school 15-years-ago with the aim of helping poor girls. In the beginning, we faced problems in bringing women to the centre, but now the scene is changing," said Harish Taneja, Spokesperson of Shri Durgiana Temple Management Committee.

Radha, a married woman with two daughters and a son, finds it's difficult to run her family with what her husband, a rickshaw puller, earns.

To meet the expenses Radha works as a housemaid, but that too is not enough. So, recently, she got to know about Shree Lakshmi Narayan Stitching School, which helps women belonging to weaker section learn stitching and embroidery.

Now she is looking forward to a better tomorrow.

"Talent is as important as education. A person, who is not educated is called illiterate so is a person devoid of talent. Education without talent is useless," Radha said.

Many girls have passed out from the school, and sometimes they are provided with stitching machines to help their cause.

"Learning at this institute has lots of benefits, as we can earn and better look after our family. Being self-reliant, you can contribute to household expenses," said Arti, another student.

This initiative by Shri Durgiana Temple Management Committee is praiseworthy, as they bear the salary and other expenses of the staff as well. By Ravinder Singh (ANI)

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