For women empowerment, Ministry started “Nai Roshni”, a Leadership Development
Programme for Minority Women in 2012-13.
The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill confidence among minority women,
including their neighbours from other communities living in the same village/locality, by
providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, banks
and other institutions at all levels.
Empowerment of women per se is not only essential for equity, but also constitutes a
critical element in our fight for poverty reduction, economic growth and strengthening of
Women and children are always the worst sufferers in a poverty stricken family and need
support. Empowering women, especially mothers, is even more important as it is in homes
that she nourishes, nurture and moulds the character of her offspring.
The effort would embolden minority women to move out of the confines of their home and
community and assume leadership roles and assert their rights, collectively or individually,
in accessing services, facilities, skills, and opportunities besides claiming their due share of
development benefits of the Government for improving their lives and living conditions.
“Nai Roshni” programme is run with the help of NGOs, Civil societies and Government
Institutions all over the country.
It includes various training modules like Leadership of women, Educational Programmes,
Health and Hygiene, Swachch Bharat, Financial Literacy, Life Skills, Legal Rights of Women,
Digital Literacy and Advocacy for Social and behavioural change.
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