A two-day workshop on development of handicraft and languishing craft of Bodoland was begun from Wednesday at Basic Training Centre, Kokrajhar.
Over two-hundred weavers participated in the workshop which is being organised by Bodoland Regional Apex Weaver & Artisans Cooperative Federation Limited (BRAWFED) in association with Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. An exhibition cum sale of handicrafts was also organised in connection with workshop where various handicraft products were exhibited.
Former Assam Agriculture Minister and Kokrajhar east MLA Pramila Rani Brahma graced the function as chief guest and inaugurated the workshop by lighting the lamp in the presence of participant,resource person and experts.
Brahma said the handicrafts in Bodoland region has great potential among society.She said that artisans who are expert on various handicrafts should be uplift and make them sustainability so that handicrafts in the region be gained in all aspects.
NN Rana Patgiri,Managing Director,BRAWFED said that the workshop has been organised to highlight the potentialities of the handicrafts in Bodoland region.The experst who are attending as resource persons discussed and shared views thoroughly on various aspects of handicrafts including production of decorative eri-silk textiles according to new trend and fashion,improvement of product & productivity of Bodoland handicrafts for creating new opportunities on global trade,use of Bodoland languishing craft for generating employment.
Patgiri said that there about 2.63 lakh artisans of handicrafts in four districts of the council who are working on upliftment of various handicraft works among society.The Brawfed was trying to uplift potentials of the handicrafts in the council region.