Empowering Ladakhi Women: Leather Product Demonstration & Training Program

Handloom and Handicraft Department Kargil, in collaboration with the CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai, organized an awareness-cum-product demonstration program titled ‘Celebrating Leather’ for Self Help Groups, entrepreneurs, and graduates on May 6. The program aimed to provide training and improve the skills of women in Ladakh.

During the program, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kargil, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Wani emphasized the need for such training programs and appreciated the quality and durability of products produced by the trainees of Handloom and Handicraft Department Kargil. He instructed the trainees to implement new techniques for better production, adding that the production should be unique and represent Ladakh.

Assistant Director Handicraft Kargil, Raziya Khatoon, expressed that the program is a continuation of the training held last year and aimed to enlighten the trainees about new techniques to produce a product that has more economic value in the market. She hoped that the program would be fruitful for all trainees.

Principle Scientist/Master trainer, P S Suresh Kumar, provided feedback to the trainees regarding techniques and materials used in producing a product in Kargil. He also instructed that the new products should represent Ladakh and assured to provide the required material for producing leather products.

In conclusion, District Superintendent Handloom Kargil, Iftikhar Ahmad, briefed about the training provided to the trainees of Handloom and Handicraft Department Kargil and hoped that the program would yield positive results. He thanked ADC Kargil, other officials, master trainers, and especially trainees for their participation in the program.

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