Friday, June 15, 2018

Nari choupals in border district of Fazilka to involve women in implementing govt schemes

BATHINDA: Aiming to make women open up to share their problems and thoughts for the betterment of society, the Fazilka district administration on Thursday started the concept of 'nari choupals' in the villages bordering Pakistan. Parts of Fazilka district are situated near the international border. The concept of choupals was started from village Puran Patti. It is also intended to involve women in government schemes and programmes especially Tandrust Punjab and drug abuse prevention officer(DAPO).

Fazilka Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia said that "the choupals or camps shall include interaction with women about their problems and health check ups as women from border villages do not come to district or sub divisional officers mainly DC or SDM and largely only their male members visit offices. Organising choupals is an effort to reach out to them and also to find out about people who are genuinely under distress in villages".

Such camps will be organised any day in a week to understand problems of women and give them an opportunity to open up and share their thoughts, said the Deputy Commissioner.

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