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Amritavarsham 70 Marks Graduation of 1,000 Women and Transgender Trainees of AmritaSREE Skill Training Programs


On the momentous occasion of Amritavarsham 70, over a thousand women and transgender individuals graduated from the comprehensive training programs offered by Amrita SREE. The program celebrated Amma’s commitment towards building strength and capacity at the grasssroots through education and women’s empowerment.

Distinguished guests and dignitaries, including the Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industries, Dr. Shri Mahindra Nath Pandey, Member of Parliament Shri M K Raghavan, AICC member, and Swami Satchidananda, President of the Shivagiri Math, felicitated the graduates and handed them their well-deserved certificates.

Amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Amma’s massive women’s Self-Help Groups (SHG) program, AmritaSREE, in collaboration with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and the UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, launched an ambitious series of large-scale multi-skilling training projects. These projects were designed to uplift and empower women and transgender individuals in rural communities, enhancing their livelihood resilience and boosting SHG performance in the post-pandemic era.

To date, these initiatives have successfully trained more than 5,000 women and transgender individuals in various vocational and life skills. Notably, 4,500 of them received training through the prestigious SANKALP-AVSAR program coordinated by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The training covered a wide range of valuable skills, including tailoring, beautician services, seaweed cultivation, beekeeping, general duty assistant roles, mushroom cultivation, embroidery, agriculture, and goatery.

These courses have opened doors for these graduates to embark on new journeys in their lives. Armed with practical skills and a profound sense of purpose and a commitment to make meaningful contributions to their communities, embodying the spirit of Amma’s teachings.

This project has been executed across seven states in India: Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh. The certificates distributed at this event were not merely tokens of accomplishment; they symbolized the transformative power of education and embodied Amma’s message of love, compassion, and selfless service. Overall, approximately 2 lakh individuals have benefitted from various training programs, a testament to the far-reaching impact of Amrita’s educational initiatives.

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