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Economic independence is essential for women’s empowerment: says Sunny Joseph, MLA at Amrita SREE meet-up

Woman receives aid
Aid was distributed to around 10,000 women

Key Points

  • The annual meeting for Amrita SREE SHG in Kannur was inaugurated by Sunny Joseph, MLA. He noted that self-employment opportunities for women are a powerful means to achieve financial autonomy.
  • The event involved the distribution of aid to approximately 10,000 women who are members of Amrita SREE self-help groups in Kannur. The support provided encompassed essential items such as food, clothing, financial assistance, and grain supplies. Additionally, working capital was allocated to each self-help group comprising 20 members, contributing to their economic empowerment.

Sunny Joseph, MLA for Peravoor in Kannur, Kerala, said that true women’s empowerment must include economic independence. Joseph is a member of the Indian National Congress and an advocate by profession. He was inaugurating the Amrita SREE annual meeting for self-help groups (SHGs) in the district. He added that self-employment by women is a powerful tool to achieve this goal.  

Swami Amritakripananda Puri delivered the blessing speech. Kannur Municipal Councilor ET Savitri, BJP State Secretary K. Ranjith, Amrita SREE Coordinator R. Ranganathan, and Brahmachari Vedavedyamrita Chaitanya also addressed the gathering.  

Aid was distributed to around 10,000 women who are members of Amrita SREE SHGs from across Kannur. Support for the women included food, clothing, financial assistance, and grain supplies, as well as working capital for each SHG with 20 members.    

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