CEC asks artisans to improve quality of work

Excelsior Correspondent
LEH, Sept6 : The handicraft exhibition set up at Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra, Ti-suru as a part of celebration of Ladakh Festival was inspected by CEC LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar today.
He visited all the stalls and took detail of their handicraft works that included embroidery, wood carving, clay pots, knitting, local woven carpet, Pashmin shawls, thanka painting and clay moldings.
Interacting with different Self Help Groups (SHGs), especially the women SHGs engaged in knitting and embroidery, Spalbar urged them to bring improvement in their quality and style of work by using local designs in innovative manner and to make it their source of income generation.
Motivating the SHGs, CEC gave them modern ideas of having age old petroglyphs printed on the cushion covers, making use of traditional Ladakhi designs and gave them the assurance that if they can come up with quality products, market and good cost will be provided by LAHDC, Leh. He also impressed upon giving the other women folks also a chance to be a part of the existing SHGs.
Appreciating the local carpet (tsug-ldan) work by the natives of Changthang region and comprehending their struggle in settling at Leh, Spalbar said, “if the people of Cangthang wish to continue their traditional culture and settle back in Changthang, LAHDC gives the full assurance to provide them with proper shelter, animals and other basic infrastructur as Council is already working on a project concerning the same.
During the inspection the stall owners and groups made a complain about the non suitability of the venue that is Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra for the exhibition as they could not sell their products being the venue far from the city. On this, CEC directed the allied department to keep this in mind and also to work on grounds to make such exhibitions more attractive and remunerative in future.

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