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A stitch in time saves nine

A stitch in time saves nine

Tailor-made: Physically disabled Kulwinder Kaur (sitting) will train women at Virk village to make them self-sufficient and encourage entrepreneurship.

In a bid to encourage women empowerment in village, a tailoring training centre has been set up at Virk village. With the assistance of a local NGO, the young girls and women will be provided free stitching training. Shaheed Bhagat Singh Young Sports Lok Bhalai Club, Phillaur, also came forward to provide a venue for the training centre. Sumit Basra alias Laddi, a member of the club said, they have dedicated one of their sports clubs for the centre. Fifty stitching machines have been kept at the site to make poor and deprived women self-sufficient and to encourage entrepreneurship. The initiative will also give women economic independence. Kulwinder Kaur, a physically disabled, will train the women. She is reportedly also running a boutique in the village to motivate the girls. “As the government continues to promote increased domestic production, the initiative will support the girls as after receiving training they can become economically independent,” added Kaur. Ashok Banger, another member of the club said, they would also distribute sewing machines among needy girls and the funds would be generated with the help of NRI donations.

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BGNA University, Phagwara, organised a two-day virtual international conference on ‘Contemporary Issues in Engineering and Technology’ (CIET 2021) last Friday. The researchers, presenters, delegates from all over the globe participated and shared their research work. In this international conference, world renowned speakers from Romania, Singapore, Japan, Spain presented their keynotes and plenary addresses. On the first day, January 8, Dr Manoj Gupta, professor, National University of Singapore and Dr Ioan-Cosmin Mihai, Cyber Training Officer, European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training, Romania, addressed the delegates from across the globe. Dr Gupta in his address mentioned how Magnesium is an abundant element of our planet and our body and its non-toxicity and lightness (33 per cent lighter than aluminum) makes it eligible for perhaps a trillion-dollar market in engineering and biomedical applications. More than 50 researchers presented their work in five different technical sessions over two days and shared their findings. The sessions witnessed research acumen from the inter-disciplinary fields as well. (Contributed by Ajay Joshi)

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