KATHMANDU, June 21: The Nepal-India Women Friendship Society (NIWFS) on Saturday launched the third stage of “Livelihood Improvement, Women Empowerment and Awareness Program” in Sarlahi district. The program is supported by the Embassy of India. Ajay Kumar, deputy chief of mission at the embassy inaugurated the program.
The government of India is supporting the project in four districts--Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Sarlahi and Mahottari--with NRs 3.1 million. The project is aimed at providing opportunities to rural women for self-empowerment by providing skill development trainings on sewing and cutting, beautician, market promotion training etc. The government of India, so far, has completed projects worth NRs 147 million in Sarlahi district. These projects include school buildings, river training works on Lakhandehi River and rural electrification program.