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Assam govt launches exclusive clubs for women

Assam government has taken up an initiative to form women’s clubs across the state for the mental, physical and spiritual development of women, says a report by Times of India.

In its first phase on Saturday, a total of 100 women’s clubs in 100 development blocks were formed, for which the government sanctioned Rs 50 lakh.

For the second phase, the government is looking forward to form another 55 women’s clubs in 55 development blocks. It will also sanction Rs 25 lakh for these 55 women’s clubs.

The activities of the clubs are to publish a monthly magazine on health, hygiene and sanitation, diet and nutrition, education, economic and social development, constitutional rights and safeguards and legal aid. Moreover, the members of the clubs will have to organize discussions on social issues such as superstition, domestic violence, human trafficking and child labour.

The clubs will have to organize bimonthly lecture sessions by locally available resource persons, monthly literary sessions and periodic oratory sessions in which the members will carry out activities like storytelling, recitation, extempore and talks on socio-economic issues and also organize biennial cultural shows.

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