Dimapur, May 14: Secretary, Nagaland Khadi and Village Industries Sangh (NKVIS), Government of India, Dinesh donated 500 hand stitched cotton masks to Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi IAS, today.
The cotton masks were hand stitched by Rebecca Sumi who underwent 3 months training under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programmen( PMEGP) in the year 2010.
DC Dimapur, thanked NKVIS for their gesture and lauded Rebecca for practically using her skills gained through PMEGP
Dinesh informed that NKVIS paid minimal stitching charge to Rebecaa.
She said that she could manage to stitch around 50 masks in a day and further said that the washable masks can last upto one year.
With the present situation where wearing masks has become mandatory, cotton masks can be a better option from the economic point of view.
Presently Rebecca trains around 8 unemployed people by charging minimal maintenance fees. She also takes contract work from churches for stitching choir uniforms. (Page News Service)