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Visit To Cottage Industries,Varanasi

Date- 25th April 2015

A one day Varanasi visit was organize for the students of first year BAFD, ADFD & CAFD to give them a hands on experience of the working of cottage industries situated in Bhitari Village , Lohta, Varanasi.

The tour started at 8.30am from Allahabad and reached the destination at 12.00pm. Students interacted with the silk weavers and developed an understanding of the processes of weaving. The group visited three industries and learnt about various types of power looms. The computerized finishing machine was one of the major highlights. On the cutting machine students saw how fibers are transformed into a beautiful fabric.

The students envisaged great deal of interest in learning about the issues plaguing the once thriving Banarasi silk industry such as the flooding of market with cheaper Chinese imitation silk, lack of government incentives, non-availability of dedicated power supply and other issues related to market dynamics.

The students then went to visit the museum at Sarnath maintained by ASI to understand the historical significance of the place and the maintenance of this monument by ASI.

After visiting the museum students proceeded to visit the Sarnath temple There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices in Sarnath. Some of the important Buddhist monuments at Sarnath are the Dhamekha stupa, the Chaukhandi stupa and monasteries and temples of different schools of Buddhism from Japan, China, Thailand, Burma and others. The Indian Buddhist society called Mahabodhi Society maintains a park around the Buddha temple. The Mahabodhi Temple within the park has a tooth relic of the Buddha.

Having spent the entire day at Varanasi, the group prepared for their hometown enriched, refreshed and full of zeal at around 5.30pm and reached Allahabad at close to 8.30pm.

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