April 16, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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Bengaluru, Feb. 29: Poverty can be alleviated by empowering women. If a woman is empowered it is ensured that one family is supported and protected, said medical education, skill development and Urban livelihood minister Sharanprakash Patil.

Inaugurating a 10-day Namma Saras – 2024, display and sale of products by women entrepreneurs under National Livelihood Mission from February 29 to March 9 he said that our government is committed to women welfare and the 5 guarantees announced by the government are women-oriented. Be it Gruha Lakshmi or Shakti scheme they are planned keeping women in mind. Shakti scheme empowers women to travel across the state free of cost. I believe a large group of women gathered here have come by bus for the fair. The other guarantees also aim towards women empowerment, he said.

In the recently concluded Yuva Samriddhi Sammelan over 86,000 youths registered for the job and out of which 36000 were women. This shows that half of our talent pool is composed of women.

Today there are four lakh Self Help Group (SHGs) and 40 lakh women are members of SHGs. Around 1.5 lakh revolving funds have been given so far. The government has a target to reach the revolving fund to around 2 lakh women, said Mr Patil.

During the last Saras Sammelan organized at Belgaum it recorded a business turnover of Rs. 3.5 crore and this time around we are expecting more business, he added.

Uma Mahadevan, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department who spoke on the occasion said that representatives from over 20 states have pitched their stalls and are selling their handmade products to homemade eatables. The government is creating platforms for women to be self-reliant by supporting them to become entrepreneurs and create a market for their products.

Self Help Self Help Group has a solid objective of leading women towards economic empowerment by introducing them to the public through the display and sale of products produced by women. About 250 stalls have been set up in this national fair, said Srividya, National Urban Livelihood mission director.

She urged the public to visit the stalls in large numbers and support women entrepreneurs by buying their products.

Today, SARIGAMAPA troop will perform cultural activities. On March 1, Veeresh and Team will perform Sugama Sangeeta. Various cultural programmes will be organized until the mela is over.

Arjun Wodeyar, Additional Director of Department, Raghavi Vinod Naik, Planning Officer, DAY NULM, Apeksha Satish Pawar, Chief Operations Officer, SHG members and Entrepreneurs from different states were present on the occasion.

Poverty can be alleviated by empowering women. If a woman is empowered it is ensured that one family is supported and protected, said medical education, skill development and Urban livelihood minister Sharanprakash Patil.

Inaugurating a 10-day Namma Saras – 2024, display and sale of products by women entrepreneurs under National Livelihood Mission from February 29 to March 9 he said that our government is committed to women welfare and the 5 guarantees announced by the government are women-oriented. Be it Gruha Lakshmi or Shakti scheme they are planned keeping women in mind. The Shakti scheme empowers women to travel across the state free of cost. I believe a large group of women gathered here have come by bus for the fair. The other guarantees also aim towards women empowerment, he said.

In the recently concluded Yuva Samriddhi Sammelan over 86,000 youths registered for the job and out of which 36000 were women. This shows that half of our talent pool is comprised of women.

Today there are four lakh Self Help Group (SHGs) and 40 lakh women are members of SHGs.

Around 1.5 lakh revolving funds have been given so far. The government has a target to reach the revolving fund to around 2 lakh women, said Mr Patil.

During the last Saras Sammelan organized at Belgaum it recorded a business turnover of Rs. 3.5 crore and this time around we are expecting more business, he added.

Uma Mahadevan, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department who spoke on the occasion said that representatives from over 20 states have pitched their stalls and are selling their handmade products to homemade eatables. The government is creating platforms for women to be self-reliant by supporting them to become entrepreneurs and create a market for their products.

Self Help Self Help Group has a solid objective of leading women towards economic empowerment by introducing them to the public through the display and sale of products produced by women. About 250 stalls have been set up in this national fair, said Srividya, National Urban Livelihood mission director.

She urged the public to visit the stalls in large numbers and support women entrepreneurs by buying their products.

Today, SARIGAMAPA troops will perform cultural activities. On March 1, Veeresh and Team will perform Sugama Sangeeta. Various cultural programmes will be organized until the mela is over.

Arjun Wodeyar, Additional Director of Department, Raghavi Vinod Naik, Planning Officer, DAY NULM, Apeksha Satish Pawar, Chief Operations Officer, SHG members and Entrepreneurs from different states were present on the occasion.

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Basavanagudi Grounds turned into a mini India as entrepreneurs from different states of the country had gathered and installed their stalls to showcase their tradition and talent. Women entrepreneurs from West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra exhibited their products at Namma Saras Mela. Women entrepreneurs, including tribals from different districts of Karnataka had attracted stalls.

Traditional arts like handicrafts, various delicacies, and value added food products were up for sale. The mela was buzz with people making business on the first day. Traditional arts such as embroidery, attractive colored paintings on goat skin, bamboo artworks, Ilakal sarees and silk sarees attracted people

Shawls, woolen caps and other products made from sheep’s wool by women entrepreneurs attracted everyone’s attention. Uma Mahadevan, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department, was mesmerized to the beauty and look of the products. Apart from shopping she even posed with the women entrepreneur right in front of her stall.

Akka Cafe:
Our Saras Mela featured a special live food court featuring a variety of delicacies from 20 states that are famous in their respective states. An attractive system has been planned to prepare and sell famous dishes and delicacies including that of Karnataka dishes. Saras is working to promote Karnataka cuisine through Akka Cafe.

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Basavanagudi Grounds turned into a mini India as entrepreneurs from different states of the country had gathered and installed their stalls to showcase their tradition and talent. Women entrepreneurs from West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra exhibited their products at Namma Saras Mela. Women entrepreneurs, including tribals from different districts of Karnataka had attracted stalls.

Traditional arts like handicrafts, various delicacies, and value added food products were up for sale. The mela was buzz with people making business on the first day. Traditional arts such as embroidery, attractive colored paintings on goat skin, bamboo artworks, Ilakal sarees and silk sarees attracted people.

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Shawls, woolen caps and other products made from sheep’s wool by women entrepreneurs attracted everyone’s attention. Uma Mahadevan, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department, was mesmerized to the beauty and look of the products. Apart from shopping she even posed with the women entrepreneur right in front of her stall.

Akka Cafe:

Our Saras Mela featured a special live food court featuring a variety of delicacies from 20 states that are famous in their respective states. An attractive system has been planned to prepare and sell famous dishes and delicacies including that of Karnataka dishes. Saras is working to promote Karnataka cuisine through Akka Cafe.

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