Eyeing at the 2016 Assembly poll,chief minister Mamata Banerjee has asked Trinamool Congress women cell state president and state law minister Chandrima Bhattacharjee to hold workshops of elected Trinamool women representatives in different civic bodies, gram panchayats, panchayat samities, zilla parishads.

She said respective MPs and MLAs would also be present in such workshops. Bhattacharjee said that Trinamool Congress will hold these workshops in all 20 districts along with 18 notional districts. She said it is expected the workshops would be completed by 15 September. She said that the main objective of these workshops is to create awareness among these women representatives, especially newly elected, about the different state government projects on women and children. She said she would ask the elected people&’s representatives to meet the public with humanitarian approach.

The minister said: “I will also discuss at length about the women&’s property right, right to residence, right to inheritance. They are people&’s representatives and they should be aware of the women rights. Only then can they solve such problems in their respective area.” “We will also make them aware of different government projects related to women and children like Kanyashree, Shikshashree, health care of mother and child, especially pregnant women (Janani Suraksha),” the minister said. Workshops would be held in Singur,Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar in August and Darjeeling plains in August. She would probably hold workshops in Malda, North and South Dinjapur in mid week of August.

 

“We will explain the function of Sick Neonatal Care Unit (SNCU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(Nicu) and how our government has increased the number of SNCUs and Nicu not only in tertiary hospitals but also at district and sub division levels,” Bhattacharjee said