Mr.M.Sakthivel, General Manager – Human Resources, Sterlite Copper was the Chief Guest of the programme and presented the awards for 18 best women entrepreneurs. Prizes were also distributed to the winners of various sports events organised by Sterlite recently.
Cultural events were also part of the event and around 1500 members of Sterlite Self Help Groups (SHGs) participated in the event.
“The current financial year was given focus for initiating new income generation activities for the existing women groups. As on date, 220 families were covered during the current financial year in partnership with 4 NGOs. Plastic recycling, sanitary napkin, paper cup and mushroom cultivation units were few entrepreneurship projects initiated during this current year,” said Mr.M.Sakthivel. He also added that Sterlite Copper has started Ilam Mottukal project at a cost of Rs 1.4 crore to improve girl child education in the district.
Mr.R.Rajasekarapandy, Head – Corporate Social Responsibility, Ms.J.Gokila, Zonal Chairman -North, Thoothukudi Corporation, Ms.J.Maria Ponnammal, Panchayat President , Vadakku Silukkanpatti, Ms.Dhanalakshmi, Thulasi Social Trust, Ms.V.Jeyakani, Director, Dhaayagam Social Welfare Trust, and Ms.Dency, Director, Able Foundation participated in the event.
Photo Cut - Line: Mr.M.Sakthivel, General Manager – Human Resources, Sterlite Copper presenting an award to one of the best Women Entrepreneurs in the women’s day celebration organised by Sterlite Copper.
About Sterlite Women Empowerment Project
Sterlite Women Empowerment Project (SWEP) was conceived to help rural and coastal women become self confident and economically independent. It aims to promote family savings among self help groups (SHGs), which also allows them to take up projects that generate additional income for their families. Launched in March 2005, and engaged with NGOs as project partners, SWEP has inspired the forming of more than 1000 SHGs covering 15,000 rural women from the marginalised sections of society. From the time of its inception, more than 160 groups have taken up profitable income generation activities to raise additional income to families, and the combined savings of these SHGs today amounts to Rs.4.5 crore.
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