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A Handmade Experience by Namma Angadi

Experience Handmade, an initiative by Namma Angadi 2017, with the aim of rekindling traditional art was organised at the School of Communication (SOC) campus on February 18. Namma Angadi is the annual CSR event of Manipal University conducted by School of Communication to aid artisans at a regional level.
 

The event was attended by art enthusiasts, young and old, from in and around Manipal. They spent the day indulged in traditional arts like Pottery, Carpentry and Palm Leaf – Origami.

 

The workshop was held with two weeks before Namma Angadi 2017, set to take place from March 3-5. The event features a three day exhibition cum sale of handloom, handicrafts and eco-friendly traditional products.

 

In the lead up to the 14th edition of Namma Angadi, skilled professionals from Namma Bhoomi came down to the SOC campus to train the participants in a day-long series of  workshops promoting traditional art.

 

Attendees were given basic lessons in traditional art, as they spent the day working on clay, wood or palm leaf to create their own work of art. The event focused on publicising local craftsmen and highlighting cultural artifacts that are increasingly dying out today.

 

The proceeds from Namma Angadi will be used to fund Namma Bhoomi, a residential campus set up in Kundapura which houses over 200 children under the care of The Conerned for Working Children (CWC). CWC is a non-profit secular where local artisans are provided with vocational training.

 

Photographs Courtesy: Dhruv Khanna

 

In the interest of transparency, The Manipal Journal is in association with Namma Angadi 2017, set to take place from March 3-5.
 
Stay tuned as we bring you the latest from the event.  
Manasi Susarla

mslr@themanipaljournal.com

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