Chandigarh, March 17:- The State Urban Poverty Alleviation Cell, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana –National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh in association with ‘Association of Professional Social Workers and Development Practitioners (APSWDP) has commemorated World Social Work Day today in the Conference Hall, 6th Hall, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh under the aegis of Shehri Samridhi Utsav, 2020 Promoting The Importance Of Human Relationships.
Sh. K.K. Yadav, I.A.S., Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh inaugurated the two-phases capacity building and training program on Community Driven Development and Sustainable Development Goals & launched the World Social Work Day.
The Commissioner in his inaugural address said that this day is celebrated as Social Work Day and in routine life everybody is doing social work in one or the other way. He suggested all the members of Area Level Federations to first analyze their competencies as an individual and then form Self Help Groups based on the competencies of team. He set out one of the best example of Ujjain Mandir to the members of Area Level Federation participated in the programme.
Sh. Anil Kumar Garg, Additional Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, Guest of Honor in his address suggested improving the quality and activities undertaken by the self help groups with the efforts of DAY-NULM. He also suggested that DAY-NULM should provide platform to the Self Help Groups for marketing their products in the events organized by MCC and other departments to sell their products. He also appreciated the way SHGs has displayed their products in the Rose Festival, 2020.
During the day, 17 Presidents of Area Level Federations in Chandigarh under the City Level Federation desk, DAY-NULM, Chandigarh has been conferred Social Work Award in the category of community development and women empowerment. Representatives of Social Welfare Department; State AIDS Control Society; FLCC Chandigarh (PNB and P&S Bank); State Legal Services Authority; Youth Representing Civil Societies from Civil Societies in Chandigarh were also felicitated in the programme.
Session on Community Driven Development and SDGs; importance of 1000 Days in Poshan Abhiyaan; Community Organization and Women Development; Role of State Legal Services and Legal Aid for Women; Awareness on HIV/AIDS and Swachh Bharat Mission were taken by the experts nominated by their respective departments.
Social Development Officer (DAY-NULM), Sh. Vivek Trivedi said that this capacity building programme will go in phases of training of trainers, resource mapping etc. In future for strengthening the capacity of community based organizations working under DAY-NULM.