SJMDC disburses Rs 35 lakh small loans to 120 women
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, July 21: Swavlambi Jharkhand Micro-welfare Development Centre (SJMDC) on the occasion of its seventh year today disbursed small loans amounting to Rs 35 lakh among 120 women beneficiaries at a function organized in Tulsi Bhawan in Bistupur today.
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest and Jharkhand Minister Saryu Roy observed that institutions like SJMDC were paving the way for women towards production avenues and economic self dependence. He said, “These women will launch out on production activities and this will make our country self dependent and make us one of the leading economies in the world. With globalization the trend in our food habits, preferences for cosmetic items, fashion trends and entertainment forms have undergone a sea change. It is imperative in the current scenario to maintain pace in the zone of qualitative and compatible production or else our economy will lose its foothold in the realm of globalization. It is important that our nation’s women become self dependent and work shoulder-to-shoulder in the avenues of income and economic activities.”
Guest of honour Harbhajan Singh, Director of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters lauded the activities of SJMDC and exhorted the loan beneficiaries to start their small business and become economically self dependent and add to the family coffers.
SJMDC Chairman Murlidhar Kedia stated that they enrolled women as Centre members and provided them small loans which they honestly repaid and with the funds the organization extended loans to other needy women. “This way, it is expected that they will add to their economic stability and create an ideal society.”
Centre Director Bande Shankar Singh while conducting the proceedings stated that such loan disbursement to women to start their independent small businesses was devised to ensure independent income avenues so as to ensure their personal economic stability as well as that of the nation.
Manoj Singh giving details of the progress of SJMDC since its commencement on July 4, 2012 stated that so far the organization had provided more than 2,700 women with small loans.
The welcome address was delivered by Centre Director Ashok Goyal while the vote of thanks was offered by the Regional Joint Convener of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Manju Thakur. Among those present during the event were Amit Mishra, Mahesh Agrawal, Prabhakar Singh, Prashant Singh Putul, Madhulika Mehta, Rajpati Devi, KP Chowdhary, Bijay Singh Gautam, Suranjan Roy, Arvinder Kaur, Rakesh Pandey, Mukesh Kumar, Sudhir Singh, Vikas Kumar, Vijay Singh, Ravi Mishra, Dev Kumar, Amit Kumar, Banshi Kumar and many women from the city.