An exhibition of around 20 stalls of various handicrafts items including pashmina shawls, thanka painting, copper works, wood carvings, pottery, local cuisines and many more were opened on August 2 in Leh market.
The ten-day-long exhibition was organised by the Directorate of Handicrafts, J&K.
While inaugurating the exhibition, Gyal P Wangyal, CEC said that Ladakh is known for its rich handicrafts. The local handlooms and handicrafts products have high potential at the state and national level.
He appreciated the initiative of Director Handicrafts in holding an exhibition in Leh providing an opportunity to exhibit varieties of handicrafts and handlooms products of various self-help groups of Leh, Kargil and Kashmir. Such platforms for exhibition and selling of products would go a long way in further promotion of handicrafts besides encouraging the creative skill of the artisan community.
He further informed that Leh will soon have a well-equipped handicrafts exhibition centre for which Hill Council is all set to send the proposal which was principally agreed by the Government.
Tsering Sandup, Deputy Chairman, Inderjeet, Director Handicrafts, J&K, Rubina Kausar, Director Handlooms, J&K and other concerned officers were present.