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46th Edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn awards nine Guild Certificates

"Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for MSME [I/C] presented the guild certificates to nine framers in Picture Framing Segment today at 46thedition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn being held at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida from October 14 – 18, 2018. Also present on the occasion were O.P. Prahladka, Chairman, EPCH, Jesmina Zeliang, President of the fair, Mohan Singh Bhati and Ahmed Akberali Sundrani, Vice Presidents of the fair, R.K. Passi and Sagar Mehta, Vice Chairmen, EPCH and Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH. Santosh Ranjan Rai, Rajesh Chaudhary and Naveen Kumar also attended the fair."

 

46th Edition of IHGF Delhi Fair Autumn awards nine Guild Certificates 002Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for MSME [I/C] presented the guild certificates to nine framers in Picture Framing Segment today at 46thedition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn being held at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida from October 14 – 18, 2018.

Also present on the occasion were O.P. Prahladka, Chairman, EPCH, Jesmina Zeliang, President of the fair, Mohan Singh Bhati and Ahmed Akberali Sundrani, Vice Presidents of the fair, R.K. Passi and Sagar Mehta, Vice Chairmen, EPCH and Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH. Santosh Ranjan Rai, Rajesh Chaudhary and Naveen Kumar also attended the fair.

Handicrafts-the backbone of Indian economy

Distributing the guild certificates to the winners, Singh stated that the Indian soul resides in the handicrafts46th Edition of IHGF Delhi Fair Autumn awards nine Guild Certificates 001 sector, which keeps us close to the roots of our culture. He revealed that nearly 7 million artisans and crafts persons work in different craft clusters of the sector and are its backbone. He therefore urged everybody to make efforts to increase their livelihood. He appreciated EPCH for giving them the opportunity to display their intricate craftsmanship through this show, generating employment for them as well as providing technical support for enhancing designs of their products to compete in the world market.

Paying the artisans the real value of their skills

MSME Minister further said that handicrafts sector can flourish only when these artisans are paid the real value for their skills. Whatever progress the handicraft sector has so far made, is because of hard work of the artisans and craftpersons of India.

GCF training programme to improve skills and workmanship

EPCH in collaboration with Manish Gourisaria, Joint Managing Director of M/s Lion India has taken unique initiative to upgrade the Picture Framing Industry in India by conducting GCF training programme for the Indian framers in association of Fine Art Trade Guild, London, UK. Rakesh Kumar, ED, EPCH revealed that this will enable the framers to acquire higher skills and quality of workmanship and accommodate different levels of framing with the bespoke market to International standards.

The training programme was held from March 12-17, 2018 in Kolkata. The world renowned master trainer, Stephen Finney GCF (APF) Adv. from Germany & U.K. conducted this course. It was attended by18 participants from all over India & abroad. Out of these participants who appeared for the exam, 9 passed the Guild Certified Framers examination successfully. They included Vivek Dhar from Meghalaya, J. Anto Amalraj, Tamilnadu, Chandrashekar, Karnataka, Krishnamoorthy Manivannan, Karnataka, Awani Saraogi, Telangana, S.K.R Ramesh, Tamilnadu, Nihal Sayed, Goa, Mr. Shailesh Udupi, Karnatkaka and Richie Robert from UAE.

 
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