The Delhi government today felicitated 17 handicrafts artisans with state awards for their excellent craftsmanship. Speaking on the occasion, Industry Minister Satyendar Jain congratulated the awardees and expressed hope that their excellent craftsmanship will encourage them to keep traditional arts alive. Handicrafts artisans were felicitated with the Delhi State Awards 2012 and 2013. "Even in the age of computerisation, there is no substitute for our traditional handicrafts.
We should make every effort to promote our traditional arts and their creators," Jain said. Neetu Singh (artificial jewellery), Ram Krishna Baidya (Shola Pit), Narinder (Terra cotta), Nazia (Metal craft), Kum Kum (Madhubani painting), Neetu Verma (Zari Zardozi), Mangni Ram (Leather craft), Iqbal Sheikh (Lakh craft) and Papiya Bhasker (Hand Embroidery) were among the awardees.
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