Assam Rifles Woman Welfare Association (ARWWA), IGAR (North) president Yashmi Singh along with vice president Rajbinder Mann felicitated 22 families of 16 Assam Rifles of HQ 5 Sector, who had successfully completed a three month long beautician course in a colourful ceremony held at Karim hall of the unit.
The course was conducted in collaboration with EDITI – Entrepreneur Development and Integrated Training Institute, Kohima.
The course was organized with the aim of providing vocational training to families with a view to make them self reliant.
The vision behind imparting vocational training to the families of the troops was to empower families coming from small towns and villages into confident and independent women.
“The beautician course would not only offer good vocational options but also goes a long way in self grooming of these families” said Yashmi Singh while awarding the certificate to the qualified families.
Yashmi Singh also inaugurated the fully equipped parlour in the campus of the unit that would take care of the needs of the families of the Assam Rifles garrison in Kohima.
The families of the ‘Brave Sixteen’ put up an entertaining cultural programme, showcasing unity in diversity through bamboo dance, Rabindra Sangeet, Dandia and Punjabi Gidda.
The families also showcased a lively short play on ‘female infanticide’ urging everyone to put an end to this evil practice and stop differentiating between boys and girls.
Yashmi Singh lauded the efforts put in by families of 16 AR and encouraged them to further excel under the guidance of Inderpreet Ahluwalia and make the most out of such future welfare activities.