NCW sponsored training program for  women empowerment concludes at SKUAST-J

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JAMMU, July 26: National Commission for Women (NCW) sponsored training program for women empowerment concluded at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural, Science and Technology –Jammu (SKUAST-J) under the guidance Dr. BN Tripathi, Vice-Chancellor, on Wednesday.

The 12th five days training program on ‘Empowerment of women through livestock farming’ was organized from July 19 to21 & July 24-25 at Division of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST- Jammu, R.S. Pura.

 Dr. MS Bhadwal, Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, RS Pura was the chief guest during the valedictory session of the training programme. In his address, he congratulated the trainees for being selected for this training programme who have come from border villages of R.S Pura block of Jammu district. He asked the trainees about their experience and learning during the five days of training.

Participants were happy about the theoretical and practical exposures received during the programme.

Dr Pranav Kumar, training coordinator and PI of the NCW sponsored project cum Assistant Professor, Division of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education welcomed the chief guest and gave details of the activities being conducted during the training programme.

 He also gave a brief note on the importance of women-oriented training programmes on livestock farming. He said that since, women play a crucial and significant role in livestock rearing, but their contribution in livestock rearing has not been given the due place they deserve. They always remain invisible workers. Keeping above points in view, National Commission for Women (NCW), Govt. of India, New Delhi has sanctioned twelve numbers of (5 days each) training programme to SKUAST-Jammu under the project named “Capacity building of Farm Women through Livestock Farming” exclusively for empowering rural women.

Dr. Kumar informed the gathering that trainees were exposed to clinical visits, various practical demonstrations such as vermicomposting making, cow dung log making, value addition of milk, natural farming preparations/concoctions, indigenous technical knowledge for the treatment of dairy animals, cattle dung based entrepreneurial opportunities etc in such a way that they could start their own enterprise as well as for the promotion of organic/natural farming.

During the valedictory session, a training manual in Hindi on “Pashupalan Ke Madhyam se Mahila Sashaktikaran” was released by the dignitaries and distributed among the participants. Various inputs (such as milk can, milk pot, strainer, tub, lactometer, apron, mineral mixture, dewormer, vermicompost, cow dung logs etc) were also distributed among the trainees for scientific and hygienic rearing of dairy animals at farm level.

Conveners of the training programme, Dr. Kamal Sarma; training co-coordinators namely Dr. Arvind Kumar, Dr. Rajinder Bhardwaj, other teaching & non-teaching staffs and post graduate students of the division were present during the valedictory session.

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