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In a first, Tihar inmates to design costumes for upcoming film

New Delhi: Inmates of Tihar jail, which is known for its unique vocation training programmes, innovative rehabilitation techniques, will now design costumes for a Hindi feature film. The upcoming film 'Marksheet' will be the first ever motion picture where jail inmates will be designing costumes.
According to authorities of the jail, on March 20, a programme would be organised in the Fashion Lab of Woman Jail no. 6, where the cast and crew of the film and woman designer inmates will interact with each other to understand the film's concept and accordingly design costumes.
In February 2017, a fashion lab equipped with pattern-making tools and sewing kits was set up in Tihar jail for women inmates acquainted with the art, aesthetics and science of fashion and were taught the art of designing clothes.
A group of women underwent training in designing, who were helped to hone their skills as part of the rehabilitation programme.
After the completion of the course, the jail administration organised a fashion show to showcase the designs by these inmates. After completion of their certificate course in fashion designing, inmates showcased their work with models wearing their designs.
The fashion show may not have made it to Delhi's fashion calendar, but women inmates of Tihar made sure that the fashion show was conducted in a professional manner, when they presented their debut Khadi collection at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri. Tihar, Asia's biggest jail, is known for confinement of dreaded criminals just as much as it is for making headlines through its out-of-the-box approach towards rehabilitating prisoners.
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