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Crafting a Sustainable Future by Nurturing the Crafts and the Craftspersons of India

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Crafting a Sustainable Future by Nurturing the Crafts and the Craftspersons of India
Crafting a Sustainable Future by Nurturing the Crafts and the Craftspersons of India

Mumbai, December 12, 2023: Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad organised a Thought Leadership Seminar and Thematic Fashion Show on 8 th December, and an Exhibition on eighth & ninth December 2023 at World Trade Centre, Colaba Mumbai beneath Project Handmade in India (HMI) supported by HSBC. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad is the implementation companion in the challenge HandMade in India. Six clusters – Kamrup in Assam, Bargarh in Orissa, Bhuj and Surendranagar in Gujarat, Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh and Salem in Tamil Nadu are being supported and handheld beneath the challenge HandMade in India.

Crafting a Sustainable Future by Nurturing the Crafts and the Craftspersons of India

 The Exhibition has merchandise on show from the six clusters lined beneath the challenge HMI. A complete of 25 stalls have been arrange with EDII-trained artisans and craftspersons taking part in it.

 The occasion was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Mr. Romit Sen, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, HSBC India and Guest of Honour, Shri Satya Prasad Verma, Additional Textile Commissioner and CEO of Textiles Committee, Mumbai. Also current on this necessary event had been: Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII; Dr. Raman Gujral, Director, Department of Projects (Corporate), EDII and different senior officers from authorities ministries/departments and company leaders & entrepreneurs from famous organizations.

 The occasion started with a thematic Fashion Show which emphasised sustainability beneath the theme of ‘Crafting a Sustainable Future: Handmade in India’ and ‘Inspiring Heritage, Empowering Futures: Handlooms in Modern India.’ Every ensemble narrated a story of timeless artistry, honoring India’s wealthy cultural heritage whereas giving a message of embracing sustainability and empowerment. The designers used the material developed by EDII skilled artisans beneath challenge HMI to make clothes for fashions.

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 A Thought Leadership Workshop was organized publish the vogue present which was attended by stakeholders together with coverage makers, business professionals, practitioners, weavers and artisans. Panel dialogue matters included ‘Inspiring Heritage, Empowering Futures: Handlooms in Modern India’ and ‘Crafting a Sustainable Future: Handmade in India’. EDII’s mannequin of reviving sure crafts on the verge of extinction was elaborately shared. The replicability of the mannequin for various crafts in numerous states, was evaluated in addition to finest practices had been reviewed.

 In his deal with, Chief Guest Mr. Romit Sen, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, HSBC India mentioned, “HSBC’s HMI challenge has targeted on skilling and empowering artisans by making certain sustainable livelihood choices for them. Today these skilled craftspersons are financially impartial and are in a a lot better place to assume creatively and implement profitable enterprise methods for development. They are the custodians of India’s artwork and craft.”

 Shri Satya Prasad Verma, Additional Textile Commissioner and CEO of Textiles Committee, Mumbai mentioned, “The textiles sector performs a pivotal function in the financial and cultural growth of our nation. Through concerted efforts and strategic initiatives, we’re witnessing tangible progress on this sector. The exhibition that includes merchandise from numerous clusters is a testomony to the success of collaborative endeavours. The authorities stays dedicated to supporting such initiatives.”

 Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII in his opening remarks mentioned, “In the pursuit of a sustainable future, EDII is dedicated to bringing about progress and growth in the lives of artisans by way of its numerous initiatives beneath Project HMI. Nurturing and empowering artisans and weavers of the nation is a dire want as that is the solely method we will protect the wealthy cultural heritage of India.”

 According to Mr. Raman Gujral, “I’m completely happy at the success of this programme. The vogue present and the exhibition depict the potential of our crafts and craftspersons. We have to nurture their expertise and guarantee their development as enterprise individuals.”


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