THE HINDU
Date:10/08/2009 URL: http://www.thehindu.com
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New Delhi
inaugurate canteen

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated a canteen at Delhi Secretariat managed by Stri Shakti this past week.

Lauding the initiative, Ms. Dikshit said: “This enterprise is an example of what women can achieve if they come together, take ownership of programmes and reach out to their peers.”

Established in 1993, Stri Shakti has evolved from an association of just seven housewives to a 7,000-strong body that is seeking to inspire other self-help groups to emulate them and take contracts to run enterprises such as canteens.