RANGPUR: Twenty-five unemployed female workers of Chandanpat union in Sadar upazila have received sewing machines after completion of training course on tailoring to launch income generating activities.
Project Director of the Local Governance Support Project (LGSP)-3 Enamul Habib distributed the sewing machines to create self-employment of the women in the Mujib Year in a function held on Thursday afternoon as the chief guest.
Deputy Director (Local Government) Syed Farhad Hossain and Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Nur Nahar Begum were present in the function as special guests.
Addressing the occasion, the chief guest said Bangladesh has become a global role model for development and empowerment of women as dreamt by Begum Rokeya long ago.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, massive programmes are being implemented to make the unemployed and distressed women solvent through providing them with training, inputs and assistance,” he said.
The local government institutions, including union parishads, are contributing largely to implement massive uplift activities, including annual development programmes, of the government, involving rural women.
“The trained women on various trades can earn better sitting at homes to become self-reliant and take their families forward. And when women become self-reliant, the society and the country as a whole go forward,” Habib said.
Later, the chief guest inaugurated construction works of a road spending Taka 80,000 with the LGSP-3 funding in the union.