Inauguration of Production Unit under the Uttarakhand Disaster Rehabilitation Initiatives Project at the Kedar Valley: Rebuilding Livelihoods, Empowering Women

14 Apr 2015

On 14 April 2015 Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Harish Rawat inaugurated the Production Unit Hon’ble CM with Chairman (spinning center) of Mandakini Mahila Bunker Samiti (MMBS) at village Bhanigram, Kedar valley. Addressing the inaugural session, hon’ble Chief Minister said that the project was a right step in right direction as it provided livelihoods to women in the hills. He appreciated the CII Foundation’s initiative & said that such project help in preventing migration. Further, he urged industry to come Inauguration of Production Unit forward and complement the State Government’s initiatives in creating livelihoods in the villages & improving the quality of life. Then hon’ble Chief Minister visited the spinning center & interacted with the beneficiaries. Mr Prashant V Mahadik Chairman CII Uttarakhand State Council said that this project is Interaction with women modelled on very successful model of Panchachuli Women Weavers of Kumaun, is women centric and aims to reach out to the most impacted by the disaster. . He added that once the Chardham yatra is restored to its original scale, this MMBS project will help showcase the Uttarakhand’s handlooms & handicrafts to the whole world.

Dignitaries present on this occasion Shri Harish Rawat : Hon’ble Chief Minister Uttarakhand Dr Harak Singh Rawat : Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture Uttarakhand Shri Madan Singh Bisht : Hon’ble MLA Dwarahat Uttarakhand Smt Shaila Rani Rawat : Hon’ble MLA Kedarnath Uttarakhand Dr Raghav Langer : District Magistrate Rudraprayag Shri Barinder Jeet Singh : Superintendent of Police Rudraprayag Shri C S Chauhan : SDM Okhimath Rudraprayag Mr Prashant V Mahadik : Chairman CII Uttarakhand State Council Ms Vibha Malhotra : Director & Head CII Uttarakhand State office Chairperson & all beneficiaries of Mandakini Mahila Bunker Samiti & community members of village Devli Bhanigram, Kedar valley Details Ms Vibha Malhotra Director & Head CII Uttarakhand State Office shared CII’s larger perspective on CSR & said that the industry is not the only agenda for CII but the larger agenda is Nation’s building. On this occasion, all district level officials, staff of MMBS and villagers were also present.