With the objective of training intellectually challenged adults and help them gain employment opportunities, postgraduate department of Fashion and Textile Design, LAD College and SVK Shikshan Sanstha jointly organised a two-day free ‘Tie & Dye’ and ‘Screen Printing Workshop for Intellectually Challenged Beneficiaries.’ The workshop was held on 8th and 9th August, which was sponsored by Dr Vanbala Mehta, UWA Pune and UWA Nagpur.
The workshop was conducted under the guidance of Dr Harsha Jharia – CAO, LAD College, Gayathri Vatsalya – President, SVK Shikshan Sanstha and Dr Varsha Mankar – HOD, LAD College.
The enthusiastic participants, by learning various methods and techniques of tie and dye and screen-printing, made products items like table linen, bed sheets, dupattas, stoles, salwars, etc.
This workshop was concluded by a certificate distribution ceremony, for which Nidhi Mahto was the chief guest while Dr Rami Reddy – HOD, Department of Orthodontics, Kalinga University – was the guest of honour and Kalpana Dhawad – Vice Principal, LAD College was the special guest.
SVK Shikshan Sanstha is a non-profit organisation, which works with intellectually disabled people to prepare them for employment and professional training. Since 2017, it has introduced various professional opportunities for its beneficiaries like packaging, labeling and marketing of 21-grain flour, millets, organic teas, fashion shows, modeling and a block printing unit. For the same, it has worked with almost 200 differently-abled Nagpurians in boosting their career paths.
Employees of SVK Shikshan Sanstha Nikhil Gokhale and Isha Verma compered the program and delivered vote of thanks respectively. All the parents, students and staff of the Department of Fashion and Textile Design at LAD College and Purvi, Psychologist at SVK Shikshan Sanstha, worked hard for the success of the workshop.