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New Delhi : Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi on November 27, 2017, launched an intensive training programme for Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Master Trainers, in New Delhi.

This capacity building program is being organized by National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) of the WCD Ministry which will ultimately train approximately twenty thousand EWRs comprising nearly 50 EWRs from each district by March, 2018.

Addressing the participants at the inauguration of the programme, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said that this is an historic step since for the first time ever an initiative of this scale has been taken up to train EWRs who will go out and administer the villages professionally. It is regrettable that not many women sarpanches and EWRs come forward to take up their responsibilities and mostly allow their husbands to take the lead. So, they remain ‘sarpanchanis’ in name only, the Minister added. She said that training two lakh women sarpanches across the country will help create model villages and prepare women as political leaders of the future, according to a PIB release.

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