Bhubaneswar: Did you know that the masks worn by all the 1,500 sevayats (servitors) at the Bahuda festival in Puri today were supplied by the students, staff and authorities of Government ITI Bhubaneswar?
District Collector Balwant Singh had requested the premier institute of the state to make the masks. The students and staff at the institute rallied around and delivered the masks within a couple of days and well on time.
It is learnt that the institute got the order last Friday afternoon at around 4 pm and the masks were ready for delivery by 12 noon on Tuesday. The colours of the masks were based on the colours of the three chariots of the Trinity, i.e. Nandighosha, Debadalan and Taladwaja. So, most of the masks had a yellow-red, black-red and green-red pattern.
Ten student volunteers of the Government ITI’s Dress Making Trade stitched the masks while five students did the packaging.
The institute imparts training in 14 trades and most of them are in high demand as it has one of the finest workshops and laboratory facilities and a well-knit industry-linked placement system in place.