DUDA Mon uplifts women’s economic empowerment

Mon, March 31 (MExN): District Urban Development Agency (DUDA), Mon under DAY-NULM organised an event on women’s economic empowerment for Self Help Groups (SHGs) at Urban Development Office Mon on March 31. 

Resource person, Srimoyee Neogi presented video clips on others progressing through SHGs, said a DIPR report. She explained how the Government helps SHGs by lending money from the bank and said, ‘women do not need to be limited by others and freedom comes through women’s economic empowerment.’

While delivering the welcome address, K Temjennaro Longkumer, NCS, ADC & Chairman DUDA, DAY-NULM said that through this kind of programme, SHGs will grow more and more. She also said that being a mother and wife, there may be lots of challenges but urged them not to give up as “every woman has her own abilities.”

During his short speech, Thungdemo R Humtsoe said that women’s economic empowerment is the capacity of women to participate, contribute and have recognition for their valuable contribution. “Female earning and bargaining power translate into greater investment in children’s education, health, and nutrition, which leads to economic growth in the long term,” he said. 

L. Wanshom Konyak, Community Organizer, DUDA Mon chaired the programme. A vote of thanks was delivered by Tianungba Longkumer, City Mission Manager, DUDA Mon. An interaction was also held with the participants about SHGs activities.