Differently-abled women, who had successfully completed training in sewing machine operation, were handed over certificates at the Women Technology Park (WTP) at Sona College of Technology here.
The park is funded by the Department of Science and Technology’s Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division for training of rural women in industrial technologies like solar food processing, pulse plating for silver anklet, sewing machine for differently-abled women, development of paver blocks and waste paper recycling. The trained women will be supported by the WTP to establish and manage their production units. The first batch of training in sewing machine was completed recently. D. Raja, co-investigator of the project, has designed a device to modify the sewing machine in such a way that persons devoid of lower limbs also can operate the powered sewing machine without the need for pedalling.
At the end of the training, C. Valliappa, Chairman of the college, distributed the certificates to those who had successfully completed the programme.
S.R.R. Senthil Kumar, Principal of the college, and Prakash, Professor, Anna University, felicitated the beneficiaries.