At present the tale of Namrup is something unmatchable than other part of the state. The combination of industry and agriculture have given the city a unique aura. We all talk about the welfare and empowerment of women, even the Govt has also paid a curious notice on that but in practical field the picture speaks something different. It became a talk of the town when the beautiful ladies of Namrup took an initiative to empower themselves by starting a women market in the town, and these made them the headline story of all media houses of Assam. Women of the proximate places of Namrup participate in it with zeal and excitement of all the goods they have made or items that they have cultivated by their own interest and hard work. They also sell all the household items from food to handmade crafts. You can also witness the selling of non-veg items like pork, duck, chicken and fish by the women themselves. It’s very eye-pleasant experience to the wanderer to see the active ladies of Namrup who has generated one working culture to excel the empowerment of the needy one. Namrup municipality is helping the women marketers at their best to take forward this market and to make it a success one.
Many of the women marketers expressed their feelings regarding the market and it’s management. They also added that it’s a good sign that everyone is accepting the women market at hand. Similarly, the market is also helping women becoming independent. The self help groups are also getting a place to showcase their products and materials. They are also being able to collect revenue for the upliftment of their self-help groups.
While visiting the market, you can see the happy faces of the women marketers dealing wonderfully with their customers. On every Wednesday you can see women marketers with excitement and hurry moving towards the market.
Ok now let me know if you are interested to visit the women market of Namrup. If yes then you must go straight from Namrup Sonari Tinali towards the SBI Bank and Namrup College. On the way you will cross the Namrup Police station. This women market in the present time is praised by every person of Assam. It is one of the greatest example of women empowerment.
Note: Photos from the gallery of Rima Kataky Mahanta