New Delhi: Today Tripura Rural Livelihood Mission R.D department and department of Social Welfare and Social Education Government of Tripura has jointly organised “North East Festival as a part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav under the ageis of MoDONER, with theme “Role of Women in development of North East.”
The programme was inaugurated by the dignitaries of different departments of Govt. of India and Tripura, Smt Pratima Bhowmik, Minister of State, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, Shri Jishnu Dev Varma Deputy CM, Govt. of Tripura, Smt Santana Chakma Minister for Social Welfare and Social Education Govt. of Tripura, Air Marshal, Shri, Anjan Kumar Gogoi, Member NECC, Shri A. Roy Secretary of Planning and Coordination Department, Govt. of Tripura, Smt. Antara Sarkar Deb, Zila Sabhadipati West Tripura, Shri. Debapriya Bardhan DM& Collector West Tripura, and Smt. Barnali Goswami Chairperson of Tripura Commission for Women.
The programme mainly focused on recognition of women who have significantly contributed in socio-economic development of North East India. A total of 19 women achiever North Eastern states have been awarded. Tripura Rural Livelihood Mission has also launched a book containing 50 success stories of rural women, who are contributing towards building the rural economy.
One achiever from each of the states has shared their encouraging journey, how they are contributing and making impact on the society which was enlightening and encouraging for other women of the country.
Beside these, another 56 women achievers from Tripura have also been facilitated for their significant contribution in socio-economic empowerment from different department of Govt. of Tripura. The North East Festival has also been organised and celebrated across the state by community level organisation like SHG Village Organisations (VO), Cluster Level Federations (CLF), by organising event on women and child development, entrepreneurship development especially women farmer and entrepreneur.