The 52-day workshop on “Embroidery Product Development” for the Budgam Tribal Artisans concluded today at a reception held at Doodpathri in Budgam. The training program was organized as part of the Cluster Tribal Model Village program. The workshop was organized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and started from March 22, where no less than 27 tribal artisans received skill development trainings. Budgam Administration and NIFT for organizing the workshop, Tribal Affairs Secretary Dr. Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary who was the chief guest on the occasion said Budgam’s innovative model will also be replicated in other other districts to ensure that better skills development trainings are provided to tribal artisans.
The secretary said that the government has launched various programs and organized workshops for the promotion of local artisans. He said special exhibitions and two mega Haats would also be held for artisans to showcase their wares and efforts would be made to ensure better market facilities for all traditional crafts with new innovative design introduced by our artisans. artisans and distributed registration certificates among artisans. The artisans also showcased their handicrafts and the products they prepared during the workshop period. The handicraft and hand loom departments had also set up their booths to showcase their products on the occasion.
Calling this a great achievement, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza, who also spoke on the occasion, said that these artisans can make the best handicrafts in the world. local arts and crafts. He said the district administration will organize another workshop on digital design for local artisans. youngsters to compete and excel with innovative new designs. Speaking on the occasion, Craftsmanship Director Tariq Ahamd Zargar said introducing innovation was just the only way to compete and promote our art and craftsmanship. He pointed out that e-commerce facilities are also important for his promotion. NIFT Director, Javed Ahmad Wani also spoke about the successful holding of the workshop and deliberated on its importance for empowerment. artisans and turn them into job providers. Among others, Tribal Affiars Special Secretary, Mohammad Harun Malik, CEO Doodhpathri, ACD, AD Handloom, Trainers, Artisans and other concerned persons were present on the occasion.