Jalandhar : Verinder Singh Virdi
Holding always the vision of turning women into empowered women, the Community College of HMV initiated a start-up a named Parwaaz-Nari Ki Udaan under the dynamic guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen. Under this initiative, the students of various skill based vocational courses of Community College will prepare and sell out their hand made goods which make them financially independent and skillfully refined. The students of Cooking and Catering Course will bake cakes, muffins, biscuits and will also prepare achaars, murabaas etc. All these items will be sold out at nominal rates. Students of Fashion Designing will prepare masks and also designer bags from old clothes which aware them about textile recycling and will sell them out and help the environment by avoiding the usage of plastic bags. Recently, the Community College has signed MOU with an NGO named S. Ajit Singh Foundation Society (Regd.), Jalandhar in order to initiate many novel projects to make the women to lead dignified life. Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen apprised that the initiatives like Parwaaz is meant to provide Vocational training to all sections of women so that employment can be generated and it will eventually create women empowerment. She added that many families of society are affected severely due to COVID pandemic and these kinds of projects help the women to be financially independent. Ms. Ramanpreet, President of NGO is running the project under the banner of Green Sparrow in which she provides wings to the women as financially independent. She arranges the vocational training for slum dwellers women and also manages employment opportunities for under privileged section. Coordinator of Community College Mrs. Meenakshi Sayal emphasized that it is crucial for the girls to be independent and earn their livelihood. She said that under this MOU, the faculty members of HMV as Resource Persons will provide vocational training to the ladies so that portals of different opportunities of earnings can be opened for them. On this occasion, venture of pickle Jayka@hmv has been launched in which raw mangoes from the garden of HMV were converted into pickle in Home Science Labs under the supervision of Mrs. Divya Chadha. Coordinator of Diploma in Cooking and Catering Management.