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Minister of Textiles inaugurates Crafts of India Gallery
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Sep '10
Shri Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Textiles, while inaugurating the “Crafts of India Galleries” at INA metro station, stated that his Ministry has been enabling in the development of handicrafts and handloom sector in order to ensure that crafts persons and weavers who are the examples of living traditions are helped in showcasing their works at an appropriate platform.

The Textiles Ministry is also making a constant effort to acquaint people from all walks of life, particularly the youth of India and the foreign visitors with the exquisite handlooms and handicrafts of the country which are an intrinsic part of the 'Incredible India' story, he informed.

Shri Jaipal Reddy, Minister of Urban Development, Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Textiles, Ms. Rita Menon, Secretary, Textiles and Shri E. Sreedharan MD, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. were also present on the occasion.

The Minister observed that Metro Stations are popular spots in Delhi, attracting large number of footfalls every day. It was felt that showcasing the strength of Indian tradition of crafts and weaves at Metro Stations would be an excellent way to acquaint the commuters with the depth and richness of traditional crafts and weaves. Therefore, select forms of paintings, crafts tradition and weaves were accordingly chosen, characterizing the ethos and styles from across the length & breadth of the country depicting the richness of its tradition and its diversity.

The crafts of India gallery at INA Metro Station will showcase 58 Panels crafted by Master crafts persons and Weavers from Handloom & Handicrafts sector. It has 16 panels of hand embroidery, 10 panels of hand woven artifacts and 22 panels of traditional paintings and murals depicting crafts, weaving style and paintings. (Click here to view the tables):

Information panels have been put at each of the 3 entrances of the Metro Station providing information about the crafts displayed. This project has entailed an investment of Rs.1.87 crores from Ministry of Textiles.

Later Shri Maran informed that the Ministry of Textiles has also prepared a coffee table book indicating nuances of the artifacts displayed at this station to supplement the “Crafts of India” project. This coffee table book will be sold at Dilli Haat, Central Cottage Industries Corporation (CCIC) showroom and at the INA Metro railway station. This book has details of all the panels exhibited at the station. During the inauguration function, Secretary (Textiles) handed over the artifacts to MD DMRC.

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