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Women masons in tsunami-hit areas

Bestseller, a leading clothing company in Denmark, is funding a project which includes training women and setting up day-care centres, among other things.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2006 03:07 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

When the killer waves of the 2004 tsunami receded, it left behind a group of people with phenomenal grit. Among them were a group of 12 young women who became full-fledged masons at Tarangambadi in Nagapattinam district.

The project sponsored by Bestseller, a leading clothing company in Denmark, is training a second batch of 12 women.

The project include raising coastal shelter vegetation along Tarangambadi coast, providing training for women, day-care centres and evening tuition centres for children and renovating some of the monumentsdamaged by the giant waves in the historic town of Tarangambadi, a former Danish colony.

First Published: Oct 06, 2006 03:07 IST