In a bid to uplift traditional artisans, an awareness program on the PM Vishwakarma Scheme unfolded in Sonipat, Haryana. PM Modi’s vision for empowerment took center stage, offering tangible support and opportunities.
New Delhi, December 28, 2023 – In a dedicated effort to empower traditional artisans, an awareness program on PM Vishwakarma Scheme unfolded in Sonipat, Haryana. Hosted by the MSME-Development Office, Karnal, Government of India, the event aimed to enlighten artisans about the scheme’s intricacies.
Shri Sanjeev Chawla, Director, MSME DFO, Karnal, initiated the program by extending a warm welcome to the guests and shedding light on the PM Vishwakarma Scheme through a comprehensive video presentation. The three pillars of the scheme – Sammaan, Samarthya, and Samriddhi – were elucidated, along with detailed insights into the registration process and on-boarding of Gram Panchayat/Urban Local Body.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Guest Shri Mohanlal Badoli, MLA, Rai Assembly Constituency, District Sonipat, emphasized the importance of artisans in Haryana registering for the scheme to avail its benefits.
Dr. Ishita Ganguli Tripathy, Additional Development Commissioner from the Ministry of MSME, provided key information about the scheme’s launch by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on September 17, 2023. She highlighted the comprehensive benefits, including tool kits, loans, skill training, daily allowances, marketing assistance, and identity cards for artisans.
Noteworthy was the 55% participation of women in the scheme, a fact highlighted by Dr. Ishita Ganguli Tripathy, encouraging all to leverage the initiative for entrepreneurial pursuits.
Local authorities, including Shri Rakesh Kadyan, Shri Paramveer Saini, and Shri Dinesh Swami, also addressed the gathering, emphasizing the scheme’s potential to transform artisans’ lives.
As part of the program, 10 stalls were set up by CSC Centre, facilitating on-the-spot registration of 18 different categories of artisans. Shri V.P. Singh Walia, Joint Director, District MSME Centre, Sonipat, delivered the vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to all participants and stakeholders.
With the presence of around 300 artisans, the awareness program underscored the government’s commitment to uplift and support the traditional artisan community.