USHA production centre inaugurated at KU’s Zakura campus

The centre, which is a collaborative programme of the university’s Social Work Department and Entrepreneurship Development Cell, was inaugurated by the vice chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 17 2019 12:21AM | Updated Date: Jan 17 2019 12:21AM
USHA production centre inaugurated at KU’s Zakura campusFile Photo

As part of its collaborative community development activity, University of Kashmir in collaboration with USHA International Ltd Wednesday launched USHA Production Centre at Zakura Campus with an aim to provide skill training and livelihood to the women.

The centre, which is a collaborative programme of the university’s Social Work Department and Entrepreneurship Development Cell, was inaugurated by the vice chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad. 

According to a Kashmir University statement, the production centre is being run by local women who have been already trained in basic and advance stitching/sewing by experts of USHA.

 “It’s a moment of pleasure to be part of such event. This is a good step to empower our women. University does not only play a role in educating its students but we can also do something for the society at large as part of our institutional social responsibility,” VC said at the inaugural function. 

Executive director USHA International Priya Somaiya presented the vision and objectives of the programs and ensured full support and cooperation to the university from USHA. 

She informed the audience that the collaborative activity of USHA and University pf Kashmir has been selected by Harvard Business Review as a case study.

“We have 17,000 Sewing schools throughout India and 20 in Jammu and Kashmir. We have a 10 day advanced training programme for the participants in Delhi. Our aim is to involve more and more girls in programme,” she said.

Prof GM Bhat, Dean School of engineering and Head, EDC University of Kashmir welcomed participants and guests. In his welcome address Prof Bhat highlighted the importance and utility of skill development for women empowerment. He also highlighted the involvement of EDC in developing the earning capacities of the women by developing their entrepreneurship skills.

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