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Training for Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme

 GUWAHATI, Jan 31 - A training of trainers (TOT) for district level master trainers under the Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) scheme was held from January 28 to 30 at the Don Bosco Institute of Management, Kharghuli here, said a press release issued today.

 The training was organised by the Project Management Unit (PMU) – Beti Bachao Beti Padhao/State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW), Assam under the Department of Social Welfare.

More than 80 people representing 10 districts of the State participated in the event. The participants included officers of district level centres for women under MSK, college teachers, representatives from NGOs and officers of other projects implemented by the social welfare department.

The main objective of the training was to create a pool of master trainers who would train student volunteers selected by the respective districts, at block level. The identified student volunteers will serve as agents of change. They will help the rural women avail facilities by making them aware of different schemes and Acts implemented in the State for the benefit of women and society.

Resource persons from the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Assam State Legal Services Authority, Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission, North East Network, Aman Satya Kasroo Trust and Law Research Institute delivered useful lectures in course of the training. The closing ceremony was marked with an address by Commissioner of Persons with Disability, Assam-cum-Nodal Officer, SRCW/MSK KJ Hilaly. He urged the participants to work actively with dedication for empowerment of women.

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