Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Seminar for handicraft artisans in Zunheboto

A two-day seminar/workshop for handicraft artisans under Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY) scheme was held on July 4 and 5 in the VDB hall, Zunheboto town, sponsored by the office of the development commissioner (Handicraft), ministry of Textile and implemented by Nagaland Empowerment of People through Economic Development (NEPED).
At the programme, chief guest, GM DIC Zunheboto, Khetovi Sema expressed gratitude to members of NEPED for organising and promoting such seminars in the district.
He stressed on the importance of handicraft which, he said was a representation of one’s culture and traditions and that it promoted the heritage of a country through the use of indigenous methods.
Highlighting various schemes of DC (Handicraft) Handicraft, GEM portal and MUDRA loan, promotion officer, HSC Kohima, Rajib Chandra Roy spoke about “Shilp Guru” award which is conferred to master craftsmen annually by the government of India.
Meanwhile, Taxes department Zunheboto, Toli Yeptho briefed on the importance of GST and tax benefits in handicraft for artisans while national merit certificate awardee and master trainer traditional jewellery at Nagaland Woman Vocational Training Institute, Bendangla highlighted the importance of design in handicraft.
She also briefed the participants on creativity and advised them to focus on design and finishing which she said, should be top class in order to be imported.
The programme was chaired by NEPED member David V Yepthomi while vote of thanks was proposed by Er. Renbenthung Humtsoe
Around 200 participants attended the seminar.

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