Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masamichi Saigo, signed a provide contract for the upgrading of a women’s handicraft and Mithila artwork center in Janakpur, Dhanusha District. The grant contract was once signed between the Embassy of Japan and Sunina Karna, Chairperson of the Janakpur Women’s Development Center.
The Project for the Repair of the Janakpur Women’s Development Center, in Janakpur, Dhanusha District is funded below the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japanese Government. The total furnish assistance is USD 64,664 (approximately NPR 7.3 million).
The project will assist the repair of the center where the ladies work to make handicrafts in the graph of Mithila art, a uniqueness art of the area. Due to its decrepit roofs, rain water passes thru and spoils done artwork work. The upgrading will build waterproof roofs, in maintaining with the traditional style. The work includes the renovation of one wing of the core to create a corridor for coaching and seminars.
Since 1991, the Janakpur Women’s Development Center has been contributing to supply profits generation among Dalit ladies and minority groups. By presenting opportunities to work at the center, ladies can attain skills and income, however also they can attain shallowness and be empowered. Mithila Art has lately come under the spotlight, especially in Western countries. In 2018, one Mithila artist, Ms. Manjula Thakur used to be invited to a people art exhibition held in Santa Fe, USA.
“The Embassy of Japan expects this challenge will improve the working surroundings for the ladies of minority agencies and empower them. The Embassy additionally hopes the help will further make stronger the bilateral relationship between Japan and Nepal,” stated a press release issued by using Embassy of Japan, Kathmandu.