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Girls craft their destinies

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A handicraft exhibition organised by the Dhubri unit of Seva Bharati Purbanchal at Dhubri Lions Club.
Picture by Eastern Projections

June 7: Decorative items crafted in Dhubri district are not only making their way into homes across the country, but also giving the women behind these exquisite pieces of art a chance to escape poverty.Nearly 500 girls trained by Seva Bharati Purbanchal, an NGO, over the past four years are transforming handicrafts into a successful cottage industry in these parts. Another 108 girls were trained to make 10 kinds of items during a 10-day camp organised by the NGO at Dhubri Lions Club.Seva Bharati Purbanchal also organises exhibitions of handicrafts churned out at such camps and works as a catalyst in marketing these items.Mahua Mondal, who was in the first batch of trainees, is now an assistant instructor in the Dhubri unit of Seva Bharati Purbanchal and earns enough to help her…