Imphal: Labour & Employment Minister Th Satyabrata Singh said that the government will provide assistance in the form of skill training to the widows and other weaker sections of the society. He was speaking as chief guest at a gifts presentation programme to widows of his constituency, Brahmapur Aribam Leikai, Imphal at Youth Club Brahmapur Ground on Thursday.
The function was organised by Brahmapur Aribam Leikai sub-committee on the theme “Let Them Live.” It was sponsored by Widows and Orphan Resource Development Trust, Ghari Awang Leikai.
Corporator, Imphal Municipal Council Ward No 18, Laimayum Ingunanbi Devi and author WORDT, N Gunindro also attended the function as guest of honour and president respectively.
Minister Satyabrata Singh stated that the Widows and Orphan Resource Development Trust is rendering good, humanitarian service by undertaking activities for the welfare of the widows in different ways. He appreciated the Trust for playing an exemplary role by helping the marginalised sections of the society like the widows without taking any financial help or fund from any other sources.
Th Satyabrata informed the gathering that is also a policy to engage the widows in different activities according to their specific talents and skills by providing financial help with no interest. Widows can work in groups at their own homes in activities like pickle-making, preparing incense sticks etc. and generate income, he added.
Minister Satyabrata also appealed the gathering to let him participate and shoulder responsibility if they need any monetary support or any other help. He hoped that the Trust will continue doing good work by helping weaker sections of the society and take Manipur forward towards inclusive development.
Women, youths and other locals of Brahmapur Aribam Leikai were present at the function.