JAMMU, JUNE 27:
Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) today organized a workshop and interactive session involving Instructors and Artisans associated with Crafts in Jammu.
MLA Kavinder Gupta, Joint Director Handicrafts Department Anju Gupta, Director Centre for Heritage Studies University of Jammu Prof Anita Billawaria, Convener INTACH Jammu Chapter SM Sahni were present on the occasion.
Kavinder Gupta underlined the need to protect the rich heritage of the state. He asked the department to showcase the local handicrafts to the tourists visiting the state for its promotion. He said that department shall encourage women folk to go for self-employment adding that women- empowerment can be achieved only through the improvement of their socio-economic condition.
In his welcome address SM Sahni gave a brief introduction of INTACH and initiatives taken by it. He gave a brief on the DPR for Mubarakh Mandi, Samba Fort and GGM Science College along with vision documents framed for development of Purmandal-Utterbehni Circuit and Jammu Heritage Corridor.
Joint Director, Anju Gupta informed that Handicrafts department operates 145 training centres across Jammu division which are imparting training in Carpet, Sozni, Leather Embroidery, Phoolkari, wood work, Bamboo Work, Tilla Embroidery and many more crafts.