Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, June 15
‘Harian Chirian’ (green sparrows), a project in which young girls will help their family members in earning, whose businesses and other works got affected during the pandemic, was launched today under the National Urban Livelihood Mission by NGO Sardar Ajit Singh Foundation Society with the help of Municipal Corporation.
Ramanpreet Kaur, president of the NGO and project director, said not only the girls from BPL families, but those from middle class families too have joined the NGO and the project. “The pandemic has affected everyone, even the middle class has badly suffered. So, the girls who have completed 12th have joined us, as they want to continue their studies as well as help their families amid the pandemic,” she said.
The girls make interesting stuff using old clothes, like purses, bags, handy bags, masks etc. So, the NGO has asked people to give the old clothes to them so that they could utilise the clothes and make something useful out of it.
The machinery and every requirement will be fulfilled by the Municipal Corporation under the National Urban Livelihood Mission and remaining work will be done by the girls. The MC will later organise exhibitions displaying these products.
Ramanpreet said the motive was to gather resources for 100 girls and women this year so that they could earn for their families. In the next two years, the NGO wants to enrol 500 women with them. With this, the NGO is also fulfilling another aim of not using plastic bags and thus only cloth bags will be used.
Mayor Jagdish Raja and MC Commissioner Karnesh Sharma launched the project. The MC Commissioner said the NGO was doing appreciable work and they must try to enrol more than 500 women for which the MC will extend full support and help.
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