Sujanpur: Looking at the great demand of Himachali products in the International markets, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) on Monday organised an orientation programme at Sujanpur so as to handhold artisans and enhance their skills through structured curriculum based skilling programmes and design development.
“From time to time, workshops, seminars and entrepreneurship and design development programmes are being organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicraft so that artisans who are producing exquisite crafts in interior parts of the country can be provided design input to enable them to produce the products as per the prevalent designs and trends required in the International markets,” said Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH.
Rakesh Kumar said that Himachal Pradesh, popularly known as the land of God. The creative minds of the craftsmen of Himachal Pradesh have given birth to an astonishing range of handicrafts. Himachal Pradesh has a lot to offer. Stones, metal statues to dolls, pottery, paintings, rugs, carpets, shawls and jewellery are the exquisite crafts of Himachal Pradesh.
Ms. Shilpi Baekta, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Sujanpur, Himachal Pradesh also spoke on the occasion and encouraged the participants to undertake entrepreneurship as she acknowledged since skill is
Also present and spoke on the occasion were O.P. Malhotra, Shilp Guru Arun Chandan, Regional Director, National Medical Plant Board, Vijay Kumar, General Manager, DIC, Avdesh Kumar, Addl. Director, [ Handicrafts] and Sandeep Sachan, Associate Professor, NIFT Kangra.
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts has been performing multifarious activities not only to ensure the overall growth of handicrafts sector but also working for the upliftment of artisans and crafts-persons engaged in handicrafts sector in different craft clusters of the Country particularly women belonging to weaker sections of the society.