Shri. M. V Govindan Master, Minister, Local Self Government Department and Excise Department, Government of Kerala interacted with the newly inducted Kudumbashree CDS Chairpersons during 'Chuvad 22' the five day State Level Training Programme at Mariya Rani Convention Centre, Thiruvananthapuram on 8 August 2022. He said that women primarily need employment and stable income to achieve women's freedom and equality. He was inaugurating the training of the third batch of 'Chuvad 22'.
"Women empowerment and gender equality is not only about the attire. We need equality between men and women. For that, it should be able to make the democracy work. To achieve equality, women need employment and income. CDS chairpersons should envisage activities keeping this goal in mind. Women should be provided with the necessary assistance to start locally unique enterprises in association with local self government institutions. Further efforts should be made to gain acceptance for these products in the global market with better marketing support". The Minister said. He also added that the government is thinking of providing necessary assistance to the auxiliary groups to start the business enterprises and he wished success to the new CDS chairpersons participating in the training program.
The training is being organized in seven batches. There will be 150 candidates in each batch. These will include CDS Presidents from all districts. The aim of the training program is to create a sense of purpose among them on how to engage and act in their daily duties and administration. The training of the fourth batch will start on 18 August 2022. Shri. Nishad CC, State Program Manager, Kudumbashree welcomed the gathering and Smt. Sukumari CDS, CDS Chairperson, Karakulam CDS
extended the vote of thanks.
M.V Govindan Master inaugurates the third batch of 'Chuvad 22' training for the newly inducted Kudumbashree CDS Chairpersons en