Amrita University’s AMMACHI Labs celebrated its Women Empowerment (WE) project of successfully training more than 3,000 women in employability skills over a period of two years in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The Women Empowerment project was partly funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund.
To mark the occasion, Amrita University organised a grand celebration on Friday and Saturday in Amritapuri near here.
Amrita University Vice-Chancellor Venkatrangan welcomed the gathering. Bhavani B, Director, AMMACHI Labs, spoke on AMMACHI Labs and the achievements of its women empowerment project to the audience. Governor Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the ‘Celebration of Empowerment’ event by lighting the lamp. UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative Lise Grande and film actor Kunchacko Boban were special guests on the occasion.
“The fact that this project of women empowerment implemented by the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been chosen for funding by the United Nations is in itself a great honour for all of you, for all of us and for the nation,’’ said Sheila Dikshit.
Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative in India, praised the AMMACHI Labs’ women empowerment project as one of the most creative projects she had seen, proclaiming that the United Nations would use it as a model project for the entire world.