The First Lady of Arunachal Pradesh, Neelam Misra, visited the Research and Designing Centre, Doimukh, one of the oldest industrial centres under the Department of Textile and Handicrafts in the State, on Tuesday.
Misra encouraged the artisans, particularly the trainees, to strive hard and develop entrepreneurship and be self supporting market persons.
She visited various sections of the centre including weaving, embroidery, knitting, carpet making, woodcarving, carpentry and painting and interacted with the officials, craftsmen, instructors and had interactions with the trainees.
The First Lady of the State, wife of the Arunachal Pradesh Governor, exhorted the craftsmen, instructors and trainees to promote the traditional designs with innovation to add value to the traditionally produced articles. She also exhorted them for returning the intricate and time-honoured weaving designs with beads and silk threads.
She said, “Weaving, woodcarving and carpet making are there in our State in almost every household. It goes to our native expertise that our household produces quality items but the artisans get only a fraction of the selling price for their products, which need efforts to cut the unjustified middle links over heads.”
While appreciating the quality of products of the centre, Misra urged the officials to work with enthusiasm for better output and good working ambience for efficiency training and innovation.
Papum Pare District Textile, Handloom & Handicrafts Deputy Director, TC Kapa and Assistant Director, Textile, Handloom & Handicrafts, Kaman Pertin briefed the First Lady of the State about the centre and its challenges.