CM presides over Nari Tu Narayani programme organized by vernacular daily

Shimla(QNN)

While presiding over the ‘Nari Tu Narayani’, a programme organized by a vernacular daily of the State at Shimla today to honour the women achievers of the State, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that empowering women was vital for all-round development of the society as one cannot even imagine of a vibrant society without active involvement of women.   Chief Minister while appreciating the endeavour of Himachal Dastak said that the honouring the women achievers was indeed a commendable work and would go a long way in motivating the other women in the State. He said that apart from upholding high standards and ethics of journalism profession, Himachal Dastak has also associated itself with encouraging and motivating the people who were doing ordinary things in an extra ordinary way and showing the way to the society.  Chief Minister said that Sahara Yojna has proved a boon to the families with a critically ill-patient. He said that the main objective behind staring this scheme was to provide financial assistance to families with such patients. He said that the State Government was also committed towards empowerment of the women. He said that several schemes have been started in the State to ensure empowerment of women and mark their presence in all the socio-economic activities. He said that Women Self Help Groups were also doing a commendable service in strengthening the economy of the women. Jai Ram Thakur said that under the Mukhya Mantri Swabalamban Yojna women entrepreneurs were being provided subsidy of 35 per cent to start their own self-employment ventures or startups. He said that under the Shagun Yojna Rs. 31,000 were being provided to girls of BPL families at the time of their marriage. He said that there was almost no field where the women have not made their presence felt. He expressed hope that all these women achievers would motivate other women to excel in their life.