JONAI, Mar 1 - With a view to promote designing of handicrafts through modification and diversification, the Women Development Centre (WDC), a Guwahati-based NGO, organised a day-long fashion show-cum-exhibition programme on handicrafts at the Jonai Town Club here on Tuesday.
The programme which was supported by the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts (NE region) under the Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India, NABARD and the Dhemaji district administration focused on the traditional dresses of the Mising tribe and their diversified handicrafts products.
The organisers with the theme �Fabric of Jonai with Rhythm� aimed at diversification of handicraft products and making finished products through proper training of the rural woman artisans and promote marketing facilities.
The NGO already conducted a series of training programmes for women SHGs and weavers of Dhemaji district, under the Livelihood Entrepreneurship Development Programme (LEDP) and encouraged them for export their products.
Explaining the objectives, WDC Project Director Bhagyawati Bhuyan said their aim was to provide self-employment avenues to rural woman artisans belonging to backward and economically poor sections and promote their handloom and handicraft activities through bank finance.
She spoke on the growing global demand for handicraft products and said the creation of market linkage can enhance rural economy of the State in a big way.