Port Blair, May 16: The INTACH Andaman & Nicobar Chapter with support from Directorate of Social Welfare has started a sculpting and clay modelling workshop for the children of the child-care homes under the Directorate.

The resource person for the workshop is renowned sculptor Shri. Promotho Mazumder, who has been a sculpting artist for the last 25 years and has made the islands proud by being the recipient of the Martand Singh Memorial Award this year.

A total of 45 children from five childcare institutions, Love Children Home, Abhyudaya Complex (Ferrargunj), Pranab Kanya Sangh, Balika Niketan, Capstone and Bethany Home are participating in the workshop.

The workshop commenced today, in the presence of Dr. Nitin Shakya, Director of Social Welfare and Shri. A. K. Biswas, Probation Officer, Ms. Samhita Veda Acharya, Convenor, INTACH A & N Chapter and Mr. Sajit Jaina, Volunteer, INTACH. The workshop is being conducted under the intangible heritage awareness projects by the INTACH A and N Chapter.