Chief Minister Harish Rawat honours an artisan with Uttarakhand Shilp Rattan Award at a function held in Dehradun on Wednesday
Dehradun : 27 January, 2016
Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said no economy could prosper without encouraging the artisans of that particular area. He called upon the artisans of the state to impart their skills to the next generations and act as ‘light houses’ to them.
The Chief Minister was speaking at a function organised here to honour 23 noted artisans with the Uttarakhand Shilp Rattan awards. They were given a shawl, a citation and Rs 1 lakh each.
He expressed hope that the presentation of these awards would go a long way in helping traditional trades and cottage industries in the state.
He said artisans had social acceptability in the Uttarakhandi culture but they were forced to quit their homes and hearths to look for alternate vocations elsewhere due to various reasons.
He said even US President Barack Obama had recognized the yeoman’s service provided by the artisans.
The Chief Minister stressed the need for introducing a law to make it mandatory for anyone building a house to construct a part of the house in the traditional style with the help of local artisans.
He said houses build with traditional knowledge and wisdom had withstood natural calamities like earthquakes. He added it was not possible to develop the state without promoting local crafts, agriculture and horticulture.
Harihs Rawat said his government had been working towards promoting local products and market them at the national and international levels, so as to benefit local artisans working in villages.
Labour Minister Harish Chander Durgapal said efforts were being made to promote artisans and market their products. The Tribune
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