During Teej, Sachin Pilot inaugurates Rajashtani handicraft
The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot inaugurated the ‘Colours of Teej’ an exclusive exhibition by artisans and weavers from Rajasthan, in the national capital on Wednesday. Textiles Secretary Smt Rita Menon was also present on the occasion.
The exhibition, a part of the series of thematic handicrafts exhibitions that are organised on fortnightly basis in association with various state handicrafts development organisations at Shilpi Haat at Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan, is being organised from Wednesday till 12th August. The exhibition will feature wide range of handicrafts products from Rajasthan covering miniature paintings, tie & dye textiles, Phad paintings, Lac bangles, wood carvings, leather works, Jutti, Jewellery etc. produced by award winning artisans & master crafts persons. During the weekend the cultural programmes will also be organised.
The handicrafts sector plays a significant & important role in the country’s economy. It provides employment to a vast segment of craft persons in rural & semi urban areas and generates substantial foreign exchange for the country, while preserving its cultural heritage.
Marketing is one of the primary needs for a craftsman. Various marketing interventions for extending marketing support at domestic and international levels are organised under marketing support service scheme of this office..