Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki said the National Urban Livelihood Mission( NULM) empowered the youth on social values, norms, cultural rituals and ethics in addition to core skill building programmes.
Solanki was speaking on the closing ceremony of anti-poverty week in Chandigarh on Friday. The anti-poverty week was observed from October 17 to 23.
He said the beneficiaries have showed the respect and honour that they have earned in the society after these skill training, community development and women empowerment programmes under NULM.
He added that the upcoming role of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for the implementation of the Street Vendor Act, 2014, is important.
He appreciated the cultural activities. He also presented the token of appreciations to the municipal councillors for their support towards poverty alleviation programme at the ground-level in Chandigarh.
Bhawna Garg, IAS, commissioner, MC, briefed the audience on the events conducted during the anti-poverty week.
She also shared that self help groups (SHG) member, especially women, interacted at various platforms to provide financial and other supports during this week and got revolving funds for their small economic units.
More than 250 street vendors attended the programme and were vibrant after listening reforms upcoming for them.
The beneficiaries presented cultural programmes and spread awareness about the benefits of skill development among the audience and youth and how they can come out of the vicious circle of poverty through such kind of programmes.
Alumni from BTGT shared their experiences and how their lives have been changed after taking part in these programmes.