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Training Center for ‘Madhubani Painting on Hard Goods’ inaugurated in Madhubani, Bihar

Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Patna campus has started a training center for Madhubani Painting on Hard Goods items at Siswar village in the district of Madhubani, Bihar.

The center was inaugurated on 18th September 2020 by the Mukhya of Gram Panchayat Rajya Siswar, Smt. Archna Devi.


During the inauguration ceremony, the members of Gram Panchayat Rajya Siswar, dignitaries from the village Siswar, Kalapatti and participants of the training programme were present.

Mithila painting or Madhubani painting is a style of traditional painting practiced in the Mithila region of northern Bihar. This style of painting has been traditionally done by the women of the region, though today men are also involved in this unique art. These paintings are popular because of their tribal motifs.

In order to create a source of non-agricultural income, the FDDI, Patna has started a training center for the training of Madhubani Painting on Hard goods items like flower pot, ladies bags, mobile stand, pen stand, photo frame, card holder, home decor products, etc. mainly made up of leather and other material for commercial uses.


The efforts will be made through this training center to revive, re-construct, and develop this beautiful art as a part of cottage industry and to persuade the unemployed youth/ migrant labour artisans engaged in this art to develop product for commercial purposes.

As a result of such training programme, this sector will soon create a separate platform and niche in the domestic and international markets and immense social and economic benefits will accrue for the artisans, which would result into the development of craft, culture & commerce.

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