Port Blair, Sept 27: The National Cooperative Union of India, Cooperative Education Field Project (Ministry of Cooperation) A & N Island unit continuing its efforts to strengthen cooperative movement in this Island through organizing seminars, workshop, cooperative educational program as well as skill development training program for promotion of various income generatinag activities. With this aim the National Cooperative Union of India, Cooperative Education Field Project (Ministry of Cooperation) A & N Island unit in association with NABARD, Port Blair has organized 21 days long duration training on Coir and Coconut Handicraft for the members of self-help group at Rajajinagar village, South Andaman. The concluding function for the training course was organized at the premises of Jyoti Self-help group, Rajajinagar today (27.09.2022). Miss Lalita Tigga, Program Executive, All India Radio, Port Blair was the chief guest on occasion. In her address she lauded the efforts of National Cooperative Union of India, A & N Island Unit for organizing such meaningful training for the ultimate benefit of women folk/members of self-help group leaving at the grass root level of the society. She said that large number of house wife leaving in adjacent area will be benefited to work on handicraft with the skill they will be able to earn some money for their respective families as the leisure time by obtaining bank loan through their respective self-help group. Welcoming the gathering Shri Surendra Nath Singh, Project Officer, National Cooperative Union of India, Cooperative Education Field Project (Ministry of Cooperation) A & N Island unit highlighted on various skill development programs being undertaken by NCUI for the benefit of rural people. He said that there is large scope for the rural women to establish their self-employment unit based on availability of raw materials. Shri Naresh Ram, Cooperative Education Instructor, NCUI briefed about the importance of self-help group where wo self-help group are trying to work together to achieve their similar goal. During function products of coir and coconut handicraft prepared by the trainees was displayed and appreciated by all. 30 women members of self-help group successfully completed their training course. The program was concluded with vote of thanks.