A preparatory meeting for launching the women empowerment programme in Central University of Orissa was held under the chairmanship of Surabhi Banerjee, Vice-Chancellor of the university here.

While taking part in the discussion, women representatives from different sections of society, underlined the need for building a sustainable platform for capacity-building of women in the district and more specifically those from different tribal communities.

Among others Roopa Roshan Sahoo, PD, DRDA, Punam Guha, Sub-Collector, Smita Patil, president, Koraput Women's Club, attended the meeting.