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Indian Army reaches out to women in strife torn Manipur, initiates skill development programmes

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Imphal, Feb 18: Indian Army initiated a Women Empowerment Program at Phougakchao in Bishnupur district of Manipur, in collaboration with the State Handicraft Department.

The joint effort aims to provide women of the Phougakchao and adjoining area in the field of Handlooms and Comprehensive Training in Handloom Weaving.

Indian Army facilitated the collection of handlooms from Narainsena, Nambol and Imphal. Stores were provisioned for the women of the far flung villages, despite the unrest in the region. The initiative saw participation of 35 women from local villages which is likely to increase subsequently.

Ranjan Wahengam, SDC Kumbi and Pukhrambam Rakeshchand, SDC jointly handed over a cheque of ₹35,000 to the women for fostering their skills.

Indian Army reaches out to women in strife torn Manipur, initiates skill development programmes

Rabi of State Handicraft Department supported the initiative and handed over the yarn for the project.

Officials also informed that Manipur State handicraft department will provide a platform for finished products through its outlets.


This collaborative effort of the Indian Army and State Handicraft Department will assist in preserving the traditional handicrafts by creating sustainable and empowering economic opportunities for women in the region.

Indian Army is committed to contribute in nation building through development in the region despite the challenges posed by the security situation in the region.

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