Jammu: Union Minister Rattan Lal Kataria inaugurated a skill development centre at the Kashmiri Pandit Migrant Colony in the Jagti area, here on Sunday.
Opened under the Athroot initiative, a project by Sewa Bharti Jammu, a non-government organisation, for uplift of women Kashmiri migrants residing in different migrant camps in and around Jammu.
The initiative is aimed to impart training and create self-help groups to empower women and girls to earn a livelihood and shape a better future.
The women are provided vocational training in various skills, like embroidery, stitching, spice grinding, pickle making, soap making, classical music and computer courses. It also has a Bal Sanskar Kendra to impart social and moral education to kids.
The project is being run under the supervision of Anjali Radhu, a resident of Jagti.
Addressing the gathering, the Minister said with abrogation of Article 370 and Section 35A, Jammu & Kashmir would now be on the path of progress and equitable development without any discrimination on the basis of region, religion or caste.