• Achievements of women & young girls from Kupwara recognized for their achievements as they #BreakTheBias
• First ever ‘Girl’s Utility Room’ with ‘Automatic Sanitary Pad Dispensing & Incinerator Machine’ in Kashmir valley
• Educational workshop organized to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene, awareness and sensitivity
• 17 year old Rabia Rasool from Kupwara felicitated for winning the gold medal at International Taekwondo Championship held in Delhi
• 65 saplings planted by female students from Warsun Village of Kupwara
• NGO Aarabh Welfare and Plan India Welfare Foundation visited two all-female skill development centres managed by Kupwara Terriers
In Keeping with the International Women’s Day 2022 theme #BreakTheBias, Indian Army’s Kupwara Terriers organised a series of events in Kupwara on 08 Mar 2022.
The first ever ‘Girl’s Utility Room’ was inaugurated at Army Goodwill School, Wayne by Dr Meher Rather. The facility houses an ‘Automatic Sanitary Pad Dispenser and Incinerator’ with clean running water supply to ensure implementation of menstrual hygiene among the young students of the school.
A one-day workshop was conducted at Army Goodwill School, Wayne by Dr. Meher Rather, an ethics, human behaviour and comparative religious studies educationalist, a life coach, motivational speaker and a women rights activist. She discussed sensitive and relevant aspects, challenges of puberty behaviour and menstrual hygiene with the students and emphasised the importance of awareness of this topic in schools. She discussed about puberty being a delicate phase in a student’s life where they need to be patient and understand the changes happening in their body. The teaching staff who were part of the workshop along with the students learnt how to deal with behavioural challenges among students during puberty.
Rabia Rasool, a young Taekwondo champion from Kupwara was felicitated by Col Swaraj Bhattacharya, Commanding Officer 160 TA Kupwara Terriers. She won gold at the recently held International Taekwondo Championship held at Delhi. He applauded her achievement and encouraged her to participate at higher and bring more laurels to her family and the district, he also assured her continuous support and assistance.
Sixty Five (65) Deodar, Walnut and Apple saplings planted by female students from remote villages of Warsun as part of plantation drive to commemorate International Women’s Day.
A visit was organised for representatives of NGO Aarabh Welfare and Plan India Welfare Foundation to the two skill development centres being run by Kupwara Terriers for empowering women, namely Crewel centre for women in Kunan Poshpora and Centre for computer training at Awoora where they interacted with the beneficiaries and learnt about their experiences. The visit concluded with a small cultural program followed by tea and snacks.
Indian Army remains in the forefront of encouraging and empowering the women of Kashmir in achieving greater heights in all fields they participate and represent.