Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 | Last Update : 10:39 AM IST

189th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra1351153104994735751 Andhra Pradesh6811616123005745 Tamil Nadu5863975307089383 Karnataka5824584697508641 Uttar Pradesh3908753312705652 Delhi2730982407035272 West Bengal2505802198444837 Odisha212609177585866 Telangana1872111564311107 Kerala179923121264698 Bihar178882164537888 Assam169985139977655 Gujarat1332191132403417 Rajasthan1288591077181441 Haryana1237821059901307 Madhya Pradesh117588932382207 Punjab107096840253134 Chhatisgarh9856566860777 Jharkhand7770964515661 Jammu and Kashmir69832495571105 Uttarakhand4533233642555 Goa3107125071386 Puducherry2548919781494 Tripura2412717464262 Himachal Pradesh136799526152 Chandigarh112128677145 Manipur9791760263 Arunachal Pradesh8649623014 Nagaland5768469311 Meghalaya5158334343 Sikkim2707199431 Mizoram178612880
  Business   In Other News  14 Jun 2019  Centre to skill rural women on this National Sewing Machine Day

Centre to skill rural women on this National Sewing Machine Day

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 14, 2019, 8:52 am IST
Updated : Jun 14, 2019, 8:52 am IST

Government is already facilitating demand-driven skilling and upskilling programs through Samarth.

The NGO Skilled over 8,750 specially enabled individuals since 2011.
 The NGO Skilled over 8,750 specially enabled individuals since 2011.

On National Sewing Machine Day, i.e 13th June, Narayan Seva Sansthan inaugurated Narayan Sewing Training Center for differently abled in partnership with Skill India Team, where they will be undergoing 30 to 45 days hands-on training on sewing machines backed up by training team from Narayan Seva Sansthan. 

In this sector, government is already facilitating demand-driven skilling and upskilling programs through Samarth (Scheme for Capacity Building in the Textile Sector) for sustainable employment. Industry requires skill upgradation in the traditional sectors like handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture, and jute. According to India’s female Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR), which includes working-age women employed and the ones who are looking for jobs, the rate has fallen to a short of 23.3 per cent in 2017-18. The foremost reason behind this decline is because of having household responsibilities like taking care of their children, etc.

 

As reported by the industry experts, there is a need to emphasize on fulfilling skill shortage and rise in rate of unemployed youth in the country. To address this issue, Central government has launched SAMARTH Scheme to provide demand-driven, placement-oriented skilling program, and integrated industry to amplify jobs and promote skill up-gradation in the traditional sectors.

Post-Independence, sewing machine played a prominent role in providing clothing and textile production units with stable employment and also monetary independence for women in rural India. After getting skilled enough in tailoring art and being economically stable, their accountability towards the household doubled up as these women started paying their children’s fees and other household expenses.

 

It is also part of Industrial Revolution where traditional handmade goods with automated production had started across the globe. Currently, with technology integration with Sewing machines, these machines are capable of doing myriad of sewing styles, quilting, and embroidery. Now these machines are categorized in two types: Industrial Sewing Machines and Domestic Sewing Machines where domestic sewing machines include the following: Mechanical Sewing Machine, Electronic Sewing Machine, Computerized or Automated Sewing Machine, Embroidery Machine, and Overlock Sewing Machine.

NGOs unique initiative will impart skill training to women of Rural India, which will help them to be a part of mainstream society. These training provided by Narayan Seva Sansthan will help specially-abled individuals to earn a livelihood and nurture their children’s with a good education. The NGO works for the upliftment of Underprivileged and specially-abled individuals by providing them vocational training in the field of sewing, embroidery and computer repairing.

 

Mr Prashant Agrawal, President, Narayan Seva Sansthan said, “We are glad to inaugurate dedicated Sewing Centre for Women in Rural India. We are working for women empowerment for more than 2 decades where we are offering different vocational trainings to the rural women, students, and differently abled individuals. The NGO Skilled over 8,750 specially enabled individuals since 2011.”

Post this training, Certificates and Placement opportunities will be provided to the candidate to make them self employed. Courses like Hand Embroidery, Garment Packing and basic training with the latest technology Sewing machine will be given by Skill India Team for free of cost.

 

AnchorAnchor

Tags: national sewing machine day, women, sewing machine