Handicrafts department organises awareness workshop on languishing wheat straw craft


JAMMU: Office of Assistant Director Handicrafts Jammu, in collaboration with INTACH chapter Jammu organized a one day awareness camp/workshop at Middle school Sarot, here today.

While addressing the participants, the Assistant Director Handicrafts Jammu said that the main objective of organising the awareness camp at school is to connect the younger generation with heritage craft to make them self-reliant/atma nirbhar.

He also appraised the participants about the training programs and running schemes of the department. During the program, artisans also performed live demonstrations of wheat straw craft and students practiced enthusiastically by making binnas and chabbri. On the spot registration of artisans was also done by the department.

The elected representatives appreciated the department for organizing the awareness camp and demanded the opening of a training centre in the area. Handloom training officer Subhash Sharma, Sr.Instructor Mukesh Sharma were also present.