20th August, 2018 – Punjab Bhawan, Kolkata

A Sewing Machine Distribution function was organised by the Loomba Foundation in association with Lions Clubs International (MD 322, MD-105) at Punjab Bhawan, Kolkata on 20th August, 2018. Lord and Lady Loomba and Pawan Kumar attended the function on behalf of the Loomba Foundation . During the function 300 foot operated sewing machines were given to impoverished widows who have successfully completed training in cutting and stitching.

This is a joint project of the Lions Clubs International Foundation, British Isles and Ireland and the Loomba Foundation for empowerment of 2500 widows.

In the first phase of this project 500 sewing machines were distributed last year during IWD-2017 at Mathura-Vrindavan. This year, around 2000 widow beneficiaries have been selected from the states of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal and training to the beneficiaries has been provided by Lions Clubs International (MD322,India ). Sewing machines to remaining 1700 beneficiaries will be given in due course.