J&K celebrates Diamond Jubilee of Central SW Board

Jammu, December 27 (Scoop News) –Minister for Public Enterprises, Peerzada Mohammad Syeed today said that education of women is an essential component for their social, economic and political emancipation as they have a definite role in nurturing the society towards a better world to live in.

The Minister was addressing a function held in connection with celebration of Diamond jubilee of Central Social Welfare Board at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in University of Jammu with the theme “Campaign against atrocities on women, need, care,  and empowerment of women through education”.

Congratulating the Chairperson of State Social Advisory Board, Khem Lata Wakhlu for organizing this awareness camp, the Minister said that such programmes can really make a difference in the society. He advocated stern action against those elements that commit atrocities over women and added that the Government is initiating several efforts to stop these heinous crimes by virtue of existing laws in the State.

Condemning the recent Delhi rape case, the Minister said that such shameful acts still confront our minds that women are not safe in our society. He stressed for making women more strong physically and psychologically to fight such violence against crime He said that under SSA there are a number of schemes for providing education to women and also educate drop out girls in the state. He said that during the last 10 years, the ratio of literacy among women has been increased 15 percent which is a healthy sign for a healthy society.

The Minister said that such camps should be organized in very district of the State for providing necessary awareness about the provisions of law guaranteed by the Constitution for protection and empowerment of women. He said that education of women is a strong tool, by which she can lead an independent and dignified life.

The Minister said that economic independence is vital for women empowerment and in this regard the Government implementing a number skill development and knowledge programmes.

Expressing her concern on domestic violence against women even in 21st century, Minister for Social Welfare, Ms Sakina itoo said that women empowerment is essential to curb these crimes. He said that unless we will not make women economically, socially and educationally strong, there is less possibility to reduce the crime rate against women.

The Minister said that women’s participation from Panchyati Raj to the Parliament is essential to enable them to contribute in every sphere of life. She said that education is a vital tool to empower women. She said that men and women have equal rights guaranteed by the Constitution but unfortunately these are exercised by women mere for lake of knowledge.             Ms Sakina also condemned the Delhi rape case and advocated a srong action against the culprits. She said that presently women Anganwari workers and helpers are earning their livelihood in 28000 Aaganwardi Centres under ICDS sector. She said there are also a number of schemes of SWD which are beneficial to the women. She said 5 lakh people are benefitted through various Schemes like Old age pension, widow pension , scholarships etc. she said the State government has earmarked  Rs.15 crores  under SKEWYP for upliftment of the women especially for establishing their own income generating units.

The conference was also addressed by Kheem lata wakhlu, MLA Bimla Luthra, Vice Chairman, Gujjar and Bakerwal Board,  
Bashir Ahmed Naz, Vice Chairperson, Schedule Caste Board, Swarn lata and other dignitaries. The Executive Director/Secretary Social Welfare Board and Director Social Welfare Department were also present on the occasion.