National Centre for Cooperative Education (NCCE)- training arm of apex body NCUI conducted a 3 day Leadership Development Programme for Chairpersons and Directors of women cooperatives last week in Delhi.
Women participants coming from various states were taught how to upgrade their managerial and entrepreneurship skills so that they can establish micro-enterprise in the cooperative societies and engage more women and youth of rural areas.
Talking to Indian Cooperative NCUI’s Chief Executive N Satyanarayan said the aim of the training was increasing the household income of farmers by the year 2022- a goal set by the Prime Minister.
Accordingly different subjects were incorporated and the programme was tailored in a training capsule specially for women cooperators for instilling entrepreneurship in them, said the Chief Executive who was the Chief Guest of the.
He added Cooperatives are playing important role in increasing the income of women by undertaking different activities in the cooperative.
“They have also potential to establish micro and small enterprise through self help groups and cooperative system in rural areas; there is a need to focus on women empowerment through cooperatives”, CE underlined.
Dr. V.K. Dubey, Director, NCCE and Dr. A. R. Srinath, Dy. Director, NCUI were also present on the occasion. Dubey said knowledge gained by the participants should be utilised in their work places for better prospectus.
The participants also spoke on the occasion and shared their experiences. Veena Sachdeva, Assistant Director, coordinated the programme.