JK News Today
Jammu, March 06:
INTACH JAMMU CHAPTER in collaboration with Directorate of Geology & Mining, J&K Govt. Jammu organized interactive meet on traditional “CLAY CRAFT OF JAMMU “at Udhyog Bhawan in order to bring innovations at par with international standards in Jammu for this dying craft .The galaxy of senior functionaries / retired officers of the central/ J&K govt. participated in the event.
Sh. Vikas Sharma (KAS) Director geology & mining was the chief guest on the occasion and assured all the support from the department to revive the dying craft. While speaking on the occasion Ms. Trishla Kumari Jt. Dir. Industries and commerce Department focussed that department will provide all the help under various govt. schemes whereas Ms. Namrita Bhan AD handicraft Jammu explained various schemes of the department and assured that clay craft will be enlisted in the crafts of Jammu. Sh. Lalit Gupta, Sh. Bishamber Mehta former senior faculty members of institute of music and fine art explained historical as well as technical factors of clay craft.
Mr. Salim Beg convener Intach J&K, S.M. Sahni convener INTACH Jammu chapter , Dr.C.M Seth co-convener Intach J&K, Kuldeep Wahi co – convener , Dr. Satwant Singh Rissam, Addl. Co-convener Jammu chapter gave overall initiatives taken up by Intach and innovations required at the government- host communities level . They said traditional clay crafts of Jammu are vanishing day by day and needs to be conserved and revived with innovations as per the requirement of the citizens of J&K and city of temples in particular. Others presents in the meet:
Arvind Kotwal KAS (Retd.)
K.K Sharma Former Director Floriculture
A K Khajuria Jt. Director Geology and Mining
H.L Langeh Geology and Mining
Dr. Ishya Devi Geology and Mining
Dr. Sonia Jasrotia Intach Jammu chapter
Dr. Rajesh Sharma Intach Jammu chapter
Dr. RS Rana GC-II
Prof. Shalini rana H.O.D, Eng. GCOE, Jammu
Central university of Jammu interns Anita Rani, Deepika Bhalwal & Rashi Gupta and research assistant Balbinder Kumar also participated