Nai Roshni: A Scheme for the Empowerment of Minority Women

The Nai Roshni scheme is a flagship initiative of the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) in India, specifically designed to empower minority women and promote their leadership development. Launched in 2012, the scheme aims to instill confidence and provide necessary skills to minority women, enabling them to actively participate in society and contribute to its progress.

Key Objectives of Nai Roshni:

  1. Empowerment and Confidence Building: To equip minority women with the knowledge, tools, and techniques to interact effectively with government systems, banks, and other institutions.

  2. Leadership Development: To nurture leadership qualities and foster a sense of self-reliance among minority women, enabling them to take on leadership roles in their communities.

  3. Community Engagement: To promote social cohesion and strengthen ties between minority women and their communities, fostering a sense of belonging and inclusive participation.

WENS LINK's Contribution to Nai Roshni:

WENS LINK, a non-profit organization dedicated to women's empowerment, has played a significant role in implementing the Nai Roshni scheme. In collaboration with MoMA, WENS LINK has successfully trained and certified a total of 125 minority women in Sivsagar, Charaideo, Assam.

WENS LINK's Training Approach:

WENS LINK's training program under the Nai Roshni scheme is comprehensive and tailored to the specific needs of minority women. The program covers a wide range of topics, including:

  1. Government Schemes and Welfare Programs: Informing participants about government initiatives and programs that specifically cater to the needs of minority women.

  2. Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship: Equipping participants with financial management skills and providing guidance on entrepreneurial opportunities.

  3. Legal Rights and Advocacy: Enhancing awareness of legal rights and empowering participants to advocate for their rights and interests.

  4. Digital Literacy and Technology Integration: Encouraging the adoption of technology and providing basic digital literacy skills.

  5. Health and Hygiene Education: Promoting awareness of health and hygiene practices, particularly in the context of women's health.

  6. Life Skills and Leadership Development: Nurturing personal and professional skills, fostering a growth mindset, and developing leadership potential.

Impact of WENS LINK's Training:

WENS LINK's training under the Nai Roshni scheme has had a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the participants. The training has not only empowered them with knowledge and skills but has also instilled confidence and a sense of self-worth. The participants have become more active members of their communities, taking on leadership roles and contributing to social development.


The Nai Roshni scheme, with the support of organizations like WENS LINK, is making a significant contribution to the empowerment of minority women in India. By providing them with the necessary tools and skills, the scheme is enabling them to break barriers, embrace their potential, and play a more active role in shaping their communities and the nation as a whole.

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