GUWAHATI, May 11 - Assam�s traditional gamosa which is a representation of Assamese culture and a symbol of love and respect and is used by everybody irrespective of their religious and ethnic affiliations, has witnessed a surge in its use in the form of face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In the midst of Assam�s clinical approach along with the rest of the world to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, a number of voluntary organisations have come up to prepare face masks using the attractive Assamese gamosa. Accordingly, Byatikram Women Empowerment and Training Centre in association with ARTFED and Lions Clubs International, has taken the initiative to use the Assamese gamosa for making face masks. These masks will be prepared by women of the State.
Acknowledging this noble venture, Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi today donated 100 gamosas for making face masks. Hailing the joint initiative, he said that the venture, apart from giving protection to people against the deadly coronavirus, will lead to women empowerment.