Governor Lalji Tandon has said that it is challenging to work for the development of handicrafts and handloom sector in the fast changing global era. He said that by developing India’s ancient handicrafts and handloom system, we can create more and more employment opportunities. The Governor is here today in Hindi Bhavan. Ambedkar was addressing a three-tier Panchayati Raj training program organized by the University of Social Sciences.
Governor Shri Tandon said that Panchayat Raj system has always been the axis of rural development. The handicrafts and handlooms of our country have been recognized worldwide, but the years of mechanization have influenced the development of these arts. In the ancient times, through these arts, more and more people got more and more employment opportunities in their village itself. The Governor said that constant efforts are also necessary for the prosperity of tribal culture of the country.
Development of handicrafts and handloom sector challenging in the changing global times
Dr. BR Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Mhow Vice Chancellor Prof. Asha Shukla said that the University is working continuously keeping Dr. Ambedkar’s dreams and ideals at the center. He informed that arrangements have been made to impart training to panchayat representatives to create maximum employment opportunities in rural areas. The university is also running awareness programs for the development of handicrafts and handlooms in rural areas. Pro. Shukla informed that in this training program, there is a provision to impart training to artisans and panchayat representatives of Raisen, Sehore and Bhopal districts. He informed that the university has adopted 12 villages near Mhow, public awareness campaign is being conducted for social development in these villages.
The program was also addressed by Smt. Smriti Shukla, Director, Sathia Welfare Society and Mahesh Gulati, representative of Handicrafts Development Corporation.