46 beneficiaries received free training
Minister for Social Welfare M. Kandasamy on Monday distributed free sewing machines and certificates to 46 women from the Adi Dravidar community.
The Adi Dravidar Welfare Department had conducted free tailoring classes for women.
The beneficiaries who had received training were given all the materials required for sewing and Rs. 1,500 as stipend for a period of 12 months.
Mr. Kandasamy said that free training and sewing machines were given to 31 women from Ariyankuppam training centre and 15 from Kalitheerthaa training centre.
He stressed the need for more skill development training for women.
The Minister underlined that only skill development will help women to become economically independent. “Every woman has to be empowered, which will give them courage to face challenges,” he said.