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Vijayawada: 800 students trained in various crafts

Vijayawada: As many as 600 students of the sixth, seventh, and eighth classes of the 10 government and aided schools throughout the Krishna district were given training in various crafts for the last one year and they were presented with certificates in a glittering function here on Wednesday.

The training programme was jointly conducted by the AP Commission of School Education and the Crafts Council of Andhra Pradesh under the programme Krishna Kamalam Pravinyam Vikasam.

The students of Patamata Boys High School, Patamatalanka Girls High School, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation elementary schools and high schools, high schools at Kanur, Tadigadapa and Bishop Azaraiah High School were trained in several varieties of crafts for the last one year, according to Ranjana, joint secretary of Crafts of Council of Andhra Pradesh.

She said that the students were trained in making toys with clay and even idols of Vinayaka, making pots and small utensils on a pottery wheel.

They were also trained in weaving baskets with bamboo and palmlyrah leaves, Cherial painting and wood articles. The students were taken to the actual makers for on-hand training, she said.

V China Veerabhadrudu, Commissioner of School Education, distributed certificates to the 600 students at a function at Bishop Azariah High School here on Wednesday.

Addressing the students, he complimented the efforts of the Crafts of Council of AP for giving such training to the students.

School Principal Mary, executive members Sujata, G Rashmi, Rani, Sailaja, Pramila, Sunita and other members were present.

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