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Presentation to PM on Independence Day Flag Hosting Ceremony, 2015

Organizing Exhibition on Handicraft products with Tricolor Décor of Indian Handicraft w.e.f. 10.08.2015 to 16.08.2015 at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi

An Exhibition on Handicraft products with Tricolor Décor of Indian Handicraft has been organized by COHANDS w.e.f. 10.08.2015 to 16.08.2015 at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi

Marketing platform for 50 Handicrafts Artisans

During the Exhibition a marketing platform was provided to handicrafts artisans by providing them stalls with Tricolor Décor having necessary display/ infrastructure arrangements, benefiting 50 genuine handicrafts artisans w.e.f. 10.08.2015 to 16.08.2015. This included 04 National Awardees & 03 State Awardees who participated in the programme. The total sales generated has been to the tune of Rs.8,55,775/- during the said Exhibition.

Programme details:-

10.08.2015 : A Cultural programme representing folk arts from different states was organized.

Details of programmes organized w.e.f. 10.08.2015 to 16.08.2015

Live demonstration & display
Sl. No. Craft Name of craft persons Status Category
1 Pottery Smt. Ram Rati, 111, Prajapati Colony, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi NMC OBC
2 Paper craft Sh. Ghan Shyam Narayan, T-86, Sarai Rale Khan, New Delhi Artisan OBC
3 Kite making Sh. Zakir, Road Gran Lal Kaun, New Delhi-6 Artisan Minority
4 Artificial jewellery Ms. Lubna Amir, 2385, Kueha Meira Hashm, Turkman Gate, Delhi - 6 Artisan Minority

Craft awareness programme / craft competitions organized w.e.f. 10.08.2015 onwards
Sl. No. Craft Date of events No. of participants Time
1 Kite making 10.08.2015 06 5.00 PM onwards
2 Matka painting 11.08.2015 08
3 Paper craft 12.08.2015 14
4 Painting on paper 13.08.2015 30
5 Rangoli 14.08.2015 19
6 Rakhi making 16.08.2015 30

The Craft awareness programme/ craft competition was successfully undertaken. Total 107 visitors of Dilli Haat took part in these craft competitions undertaken with a view to popularize handicrafts. The winners of the competitions were given prizes and certificates for their participation. Similarly, the Children who participated in the competition were given consolation prizes.


Forthcoming Events

  • Indian Handicrafts & Gift Fair(Spring) at India Expo Mart Ltd. (IEML), Expressway, Greater Noida - 23rd to 27th Feb, 2018

  • Special Master Creation, 2018 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi - 16th to 31st January, 2018

  • Special Marketing Event for the benefit of artisans from various parts of the county at Vishakhapatnam - 5th to 8th January, 2018

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