A commendation ceremony was at present organized by the Division of Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir at Ghulam Nabi Dar’s residence at Dana Mazar Safakadal to honor his current accolade, the Padma Shri, in recognition of his excellent contributions to the artwork of wooden carving, significantly on walnut.
Famend for his craftsmanship, Ghulam Nabi has amassed acclaim through the years, receiving accolades like State Award within the 12 months 1984 and a Nationwide Award in 1995. His creative prowess has transcended borders, garnering appreciation in nations like Iraq, Germany, and Thailand, establishing his world repute.
After Srinagar joined the UNESCO artistic cities community, the Division of Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir launched the primary craft safari from the Safakadal space, showcasing Ghulam Nabi Dar amongst seven different artisans. These craft safaris had been instrumental in elevating the profile of artisans, fostering direct connections between patrons and craftsmen, offering a deeper understanding of their craft, and enabling direct purchases from the artisans.
On the felicitation occasion, the Director of Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir underscored the importance of the award, emphasizing that it not solely brings recognition to artisans like Ghulam Nabi Dar but additionally displays positively on the group and the state.
Encouraging Ghulam Nabi Dar to persist in his pursuit of excellence, the Director highlighted that such awards open doorways for enterprise alternatives and inspiration to others. He expressed optimism about constructive transformations within the handicrafts sector and urged collaborative efforts between the division and awardees to raise the realm of handicrafts to new heights.
The Division of Handicrafts and Handloom, devoted to propelling the handicraft business ahead, is exerting steady efforts to combine artisans into the craft safari initiative.
Alongside fostering superior ability coaching, imparting information of recent digital strategies, and selling model visibility, the division is actively facilitating the linkage of artisans with each native and world markets.
Moreover, the division is championing adoption of digital strategies and making certain social safety measures for the good thing about artisans. Moreover, the division is dedicated to showcasing and selling the beautiful artifacts crafted by these artisans on e-commerce platforms.
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