The Indian Army in association with an NGO has set up a bakery as part of its women empowerment program in a remote village in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The women of underdeveloped remote areas need to become self-reliant and improve the quality and standard of life of their families. “The Army appreciated and recognised this requirement of the local civil population at Kalakot and in collaboration with Aseem Foundation started corn products and caramelized walnuts bakery for the women of the village,” said a spokesman.
Initially, 10 unemployed women from Kalakot were selected and trained for 21 days. During the course, these women were imparted with practical knowledge about bakery operation.
This initiative by the Indian Army was recognised by the Municipal Committee Chairman and public of Kalakot village and they conveyed their gratitude for giving a life-changing platform to the women of the village.