Enactus is a student organization committed to enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. The team Enactus of Indraprastha College for Women, has been working hard over the last couple of months to spread awareness about and revive an art form called Aipan, which hails from the Kumaon district in Uttarakhand.
Aipan a beautiful form of art, traditional and auspicious in its bearing; it is an been an integral part of Kumaon culture for a long time. However, over the recent years, the percolation of factual and practical knowledge about Aipan has been on a severe decline. Due to the same, this art form has been given the status of a dying craft; it is now in dire need of revival.
Keeping that in mind, the team at Enactus IPCW has been working towards its revival, and at the same time empowering the community engaged through entrepreneurial action. While expediting their efforts in reviving Aipan, Enactus IPCW is back with a second edition of Aipan Art Exhibit at Dilli Haat, INA on 1st November, 2015. Aipan is a traditional art form native to the Kumaon district of Uttarakhand. It’s wonder of red and strokes of white are considered auspicious and adorn the walls of the houses there. Through Project Aipan, they are determined to not only revive a dying art form through it’s commercialization, but also to metamorphose the community of Kumaoni housewives into confident, self-reliant and successful entrepreneurs.
They have various products like diaries, bookmarks, envelopes, diyas, wall hangings and so on.
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