Textiles Minister announces Kamaladevi Chattopadhya National Awards, specially for women weavers and women artisans
Textiles Minister announces Kamaladevi Chattopadhya National Awards, specially for women weavers (बुनकरों) and women artisans(कारीगरों) . Ministry of Textiles celebrates International Womens Day 2017. Textiles Minister launches various initiatives under theme (विषय) of Mahila Vikas Mahila Ke Saath. On the occasion of International Womens Day today, the Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has announced Kamaladevi Chattopadhya National Awards, a new category of awards specially for women handloom weavers and women handicraft artisans. Noting that only one woman has so far received the Sant Kabir Award, the Minister said that the awards are being instituted from this year, so that women weavers and artisans receive due recognition(मान्यता) and economic benefits associated with the Awards. This will be a small tribute(श्रद्धांजलि) to recognise the craft excellence and hard work being put in by millions of women working in their homes, carrying forward the torch of Indias proud handloom and handicraft heritage.
The Minister also launched a special campaign to provide MUDRA Loans to women handloom weavers all across the country. Smt. Irani said that more than 1,700 women weavers are being given such loans, to start the campaign. Five weavers received MUDRA loans from the Minister, on the occasion.
Definitions of artisan कारीगरों
a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
Bali is blessed with skilled and creative artisans as well as potential markets.
synonyms: craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson, skilled worker, technician, smith, wright, journeyman, artificer