Women of Indian Festival

Monday, January 14, 2019 3:30 AM

Women of Indian Festival

Background Context

The three day session of 6th Women of India Organic Festival is to be held at Chandigarh. This festival Women of India is organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in order to commemorate, create awareness and promote Women in farming and Women Entrepreneurs in the organic industry sector form the farthest and remote location of India.

Key facts of the Women of India Organic Festival

  • Festival is reported to showcase and offer widest range of organic products for sale. Some of these products are Food items, Woven fabrics, Furniture, Items for wellness and personal care, and renewable energy products (i.e. solar products in this case).
  • The festival is proudly organised and facilitated by Ministry of Women & Child Development.

Significance and Outcome of the Festival

  • Promote women entrepreneurs, introduction of unsung women entrepreneurs of India’s hidden world and encourage organic food & product industry sector of India.
  • The festival is also intended to showcase the merits (health and environment) of organic goods, agenda of Be Indian, Buy India indirectly support to Make in India initiative. Provide sustainable platform and motivation to women for their existing expertise in sustainable development, their contribution in economic development, and provide easily accessible sales outlet for local producers from remote locations and areas.

National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD).

Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (Minister of Women and Child Development) on 14th January 2019, shall inaugurate the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) in Mohali regional Centre.

  • It is a premier institution dedicated to promote voluntary actions of research, required training and complete documentation in the domain of women and child development.
  • National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) was instituted in year 1966 at New Delhi under the umbrella Societies Registration Act of 1860.
  • It functions and operates under the wings of Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • NIPCCD has its regional centres located at Bangalore (1980), Guwahati (1978), Indore (2001) and Lucknow (1982).
  • NIPCCD operations and its performance was noticed by the UNICEF in year 1985 and conferred NIPCCD with Maurice Pate Award for its excellent and skillful contribution in the field of Child Development.

Important Links (External)

  1. Three-day 6th ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ inaugurated at Leisure Valley, Sector-10, Chandigarh - PIB.
  2. Ministry of Women and Child Development - Official website.
  3. Ministry of Women and Child Development - Twitter Handle.
  4. Aim for Seva - Educating Rural India - AimForSeva.org