Tihar Jail's female inmates turn designers

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 09, 2013 16:50 hrs

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Staff members of Tihar Jail Saturday walked the ramp as they showcased dress and jewellery designed by female inmates of the jail.

As part of the Entrepreneurship Development Programme, the inmates were enrolled in a one-year certificate course in fashion designing under designer Monica Dalal.

"We have taken the initiative to train our female inmates dress designing and jewellery designing so that when they leave prison, they will have an opportunity to sustain themselves," said Vimla Mehra, director general (prisons).

The jail is also coordinating with companies who can provide employment to the trained inmates.

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