NDF provides Livelihood support to conflict affected and flood affected families

Rajouri, 20 Sept:National Development Foundation organized a sensitization programme for their livelihood beneficiaries at Rajouri. These beneficiaries are conflict and border affected people. Out of 75 families, 9 Agriculture units, 5 barber shops, 9 carpenter units, 1 electrician shop, 13 provisional store, 7 mason units, 2 mechanical units, 1 plumber unit, 1 sweet shop, 1 bartan shop, 2 poultry units, 17 tailoring units, 01 chicken shop, 3 goat units and 3 cow units were provided to the beneficiaries hailing from different parts of Rajouri district. These beneficiaries are victim of border conflict like shelling, cross firing and floods/landslides. The programme & support was organized by National Development Foundation (NDF)in partnership with Save the Children and with support from European Commission, Bayer & Gates foundation. Dr. Haseeb Mughal, Sr. Superintendent of Police, Rajouri and vice chairman District Child Protection Committee (DCPC) was Chief Guest on the occasion. He also interacted with the beneficiaries and provided support to few on spot. Mrs. Arti Sharma, Chief Functionary, NDF was also present on the occasion and briefed the house about the programmes of NDF and Save the children in Rajouri District. She elaborated that the support was finalized in consultation with Child Protection Committees (CPC’s) and concerned beneficiaries. Dr. Haseeb, in his address lauded the role of NDF and Save the Children and extended full support of District Administration for these activities of the organization. He emphasized on the need of skill development courses for the people of border and far flung areas as it will be a life time investment and will provide employment to the people. He offered the support of Police Deptt. in skill development courses like tailoring etc. through their welfare centres. He apprised the people that people from outside the state are working in J&K in various technical trades like barber units, mason work, carpenter work etc. and are earning good income. He motivated the people to get technically trained as there is lot of scope of income generation and permanent employment in these trades. Prominent others among present on the occasion include DCPC members, NDF staff Mr. K.K. Langer, Mr. Iqbal Shawl, Mr. Maharajker Singh Isher, Mr. PankajChandan, Mr. Subash Sharma, Dy. SP HQ Mr. Hamid Choudhary, SHO Rajouri Mr. Yash Paul Jamwal, Mr. Abdul Rashid Kataria, Mr. Rajiv Khajuria, Mr. Parvinder Singh, Mr Ajaz Ahmed, Mr. Sunny Kumar, Ms. Isha Bali, Mr. Charanjeev Gupta and others.