7th National Handloom Day: CEC Kargil inaugurates Handloom, Handicraft exhibition
KARGIL, AUGUST 07, 2021: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), LAHDC Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan inaugurated week long handloom and handicraft exhibition on the occasion of 7th National Handlooms Day 2021 as part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav at Tourist Facilitation Centre (TFC) Biamathang here today.
Executive Councilor for Handloom Aga Syed Hassan Armaan, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, Assistant Director MSME New Delhi, district officers and artisans were present on the occasion.
The CEC inspected the stalls in the exhibition and interacted with the artisans and also distributed looms, sewing machines and knitting machines among artisans.
Speaking on the occasion, CEC Feroz Khan said that it is not possible for a government to provide employment to its whole population, but the government can provide opportunities for skill development and handlooms to provide alternative employment opportunities.
CEC Khan appreciated the artisans who took part in exhibition at Delhi Haat in Delhi that infused experience and exposure to the local artisans. He assured that the administration will soon start work for development of industrial estate at Kurbathang for which Rs 9 crore have already been sanctioned.
The CEC expressed optimism that the industrial policy which is about to be formed will include scope for providing market space to the local artisans. He further informed that two trucks of apricot have been shifted to market outside the district.
While underlining the importance of such exhibitions the CEC said that such events should be conducted several times a year that would be instrumental to provide market to the local artisans.
EC Aga Syed Armaan in his address said that the LAHDC is keen for the development of handloom sector. He appreciated the local artisans mostly female for contributing to the economy and preservation of arts and crafts in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve maintained that handloom and handicrafts are two sectors that have the potential to provide enough employment opportunities to local youth. He urged the youth to take maximum benefits of MSME schemes to generate employment for themselves and for others.
The DC further assured all type of support to give value addition to local products and to enhance production in handicrafts and handloom sector.
Assistant Director MSME while speaking on the occasion emphasized on development of industrial estate in the district that would be instrumental in development of handloom and handicrafts sector.