Workshop On Revival Of Paper Machine Concludes At IUST

Awantipora- Three days Programme on Revival of the dying Art: Paper Machie Craft in Kashmir organized by the Department of Management Studies, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Youth Development), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India (RGNYD) concluded here on Friday.

The Programme was attended by the students from 10th to post graduate level from various institutes and backgrounds, Research Scholars and faculty members from different institutions.

Various experts including Hafeezullah Baba, Trainer at Craft Development Institute, Srinagar, Imtiyaz Ali, Paper Machie trainer at Govt. Women’s College Nawakadal, Maqbool Jan - winner of numerous national awards, Arshid Hussain Beigh, HOD, Govt. College Education conducted sessions on colouring of paper machie products with on hand training and intricacies of designing paper machie craft.

Dean Academic Affairs IUST Prof Manzoor Ahmad Malik, who was the Chief Guest during the inaugural motivated the participants to work in this area and congratulated the department for organizing such events during his inaugural address.

Head DMS Dr Asif Iqbal Fazili said that the programme was part of the outreach activity of the department with the intention to train the youth of Kashmir on the art of creating paper-machie products.

The Inaugural session was also attended by Prof. Vasanthi Rajendran, Professor at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Chennai, Prof. Shabir Ahmad Bhat Professor DMS, Dr Anisa Jan Assoc. Prof. DMS and Dr Parvez Ahmad Mir, Assoc Prof. DMS.

The participants were given insights on the basics of paper machie craft, its historical background, and hands on experience in preparing raw material, making different shapes, drawing and painting the patterns.

The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Dr Anisa Jan.

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