UDHAMPUR, OCTOBER 15
Like other parts of the country, today Rashtriya Mahila Kissan Diwas was celebrated by felicitating progressive women farmers. An grand function was held by Agriculture department, whereat Chief Planning officer, Udhampur, Rajeev Bhushan, was the chief guest, while Chief Agriculture Officer, Satish Bhagat, lead over the function attended by a large number of women farmers. Agriculture Department gave appreciation certificates to the progressive women farmers and field staff of Agriculture department. Speaking on the occasion, the CPO said that the main motive of celebrating this diwas is to spread awareness and to encourage the women farmers to take up different income generation activities in agriculture and allied sectors to increase the economy of the nation. While focusing the huge contribution of women in improving the agriculture and national economy, he said that they act as back bone of rural economy. He requested the women farmers to sustain farming and other allied activities and develop themselves up to the level of agri-entrepreneurs. Lead Bank Manager Udhampur, Ramesh Raina; Cluster head J&K Bank, Rajesh Gupta; District Information Officer, Er Sajad Bashir Somberia also spoke on the occasion and various government schemes forthe empowerment of women.