CANACONA: “Our government is committed for overall development of the area, howsoever the impact of initiatives aimed for bringing some drastic changes shall be visible very soon in the areas of education, health, communication besides maintaining and improving cultural heritage”, is how Canacona MLA and speaker Ramesh Tawadkar stated at the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)- Yi – (Young Indians), sewing Machines distribution function.
CII-YI Goa Chapter, in assoeciation of Dy Collector & SDO, Canacona along with support of Mukta Drishti Foundation undertook an objective to enhance the livelihood of tribal families, provided 10 (Ten) Sewing Machines through their CSR Funds to 10 members of Tribal Women.
The sewing machines were distributed in the hands of Ramesh Tawadkar, in the presence of Dy. Collector & SDO, Canacona Ramesh Gaonkar, CII-YI Chairperson (Goa Chapter) Dr Pratiksha Khalap, Founder of Mukta Drishti Foundation-Kishore Sarsolkar.
The tribal women beneficiaries are Sanjana Gaonkar, Savita Gaonkar, Roshan Gaonkar, Siddhi Gaonkar, Vandana Gaonkar,Sneha Gaonkar, Rina Gaonkar, Tanuja Gaonkar, Nirmala Gaonkar and Poornima Gaonkar.
Also present were CII-YI Co-Chairman Shaibaz Sayed, CII-Yi Chairman (Entrepreneurship) Mishal Maganlal, Past Chair Nikhilchandra Khalap, and Chairman Bardez Consumers Cooperative Society Fernando Da Silva, besides Executive Members of CII- Yi, Goa Chapter iincluding Damodar Vasant Chari by over 50 Tribal Community Women on Sunday at Marli- Tirval
Also speaking on the occasion are CII –YI Chairperson Dr Pratiksha Khalap informed that under this project they will trained 10 tribal women on making of handbags and other day today handmade items through giving them proper training through resourceful persons. ‘The Sewing Machines will help the tribal women in producing market standard handbags and also increase their income. Other Self-help Groups members will also get their sewing machine very soon,” added Dr. Pratiksha Khalap.
Nikhilchandra Khalap, Chairman of Goa Bardez Consumers Cooperative Society expressed that they will also provide marketing support for the handbags which they producing regularly. The tribal women also see a new future in their newly found income opportunities. One Mrs Gaokar, local Anganwadi Worker informed that their group of members were motivated by getting these Sewing Machines and with that they will be able to earn more income by doing part time job through these Seweing Machines.-END
Kishore Sarsolkar, Dy. Collector Ramesh Gaonkar, also spoke and Damodar Chari proposed vote of thanks.