Rotary Club of Greenland Silchar, RID 3240, along with the District Industries and Commerce Centre, organised a three-day workshop where 25 women learnt silk screen printing. The alumni of the Visual Arts department of the Assam University imparted the training.
The art, also called serigraphy, is widely used to design leaflets and invitations and the faculty taught the women to design various motifs on jute, cloth and rexine. At the end of the workshop “the trainees were overjoyed to have created attractively designed table cloths, blouse material, bags, cushion covers and mats,” says Club Secretary Atanu Nag.
Their work was later displayed in an exhibition which helped to popularise their skills. “Some of them even received small job orders from Rotarians and locals,” says Nag.