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SIDBI commences second phase of setting up Swavalamban Silai Schools from Varanasi

Lucknow, Oct 1(UNI) To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), the principal financial institution engaged in the promotion, financing and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME), along with USHA International Limited, has launched the second phase of setting up SwavalambanSilai Schools.
The second phase has commenced from Varanasi, and under the partnership, the plan is to set up 700 Swavalamban Silai Schools (Homepreneurs – Entrepreneurs at home) in select districts of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand including calamity hit-prone/hardship/aspirational districts.
Mr V Satya Venkata Rao, Deputy Managing Director of SIDBI said here on Thursday, “I recall the words of Mahatma Gandhiji who had told that you must be the change you want to see in the World. SIDBI has been taking small change steps for mission AtmaNirbhar Bharat. Swavalamban Silai school is an endeavor under our Mission Swavalamban which aims to deepen the entrepreneurial culture, pan India. The women homepreneurs and role models from 1000 schools setup by us, in partnership with USHA in Phase I, as also those in second phase shall not only empower women but enable the families and society to assimilate cultural shift by adopting – Har GharEkSwavalambi. Under the second phase, besides tailoring skills, exposure on entrepreneurship and life skills shall also be imparted.”
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