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- Recently the National Handloom Expo 2021-22 was concluded at Bhopal Haat, Bhopal. The expo was organized from December 26, 2021 to January 9, 2022.
- Anubha Srivastava, Managing Director of Sant Ravidas Khadi and Village Industries Board honored the winners of various competitions held at the function. School students, weavers and students of courses related to garment design were prominently involved in these competitions.
- In the expo, 19 participants participated in the Rangoli competition. In this, the first prize was given to Riddhima Agarwal, student of Anand Vidya School, second prize to Mukesh Singh of Adarsh Higher Secondary School and third prize to Mehak Sahu, student of Ankur Higher Secondary School. The winners were awarded with cash amounts and citations.
- The group of Preeti Malviya, Twinkle and Khushi Mehta won the first prize of the stall display competition. Second prize was given to Kranti, Medha Malviya, Tanu Chakraborty and Deepika Sahu. Cash prizes and certificates were awarded to the winners. Along with this, weavers and craftsmen from different states were also honored.
- It is worth mentioning that the National Handloom Expo witnessed various cultural shades from 15 States/UTs. Along with Madhya Pradesh weavers from Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Karnataka and South India also showed their skills.
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- Recently, Mubarik Khatri, a craftsman from Madhya Pradesh, has been selected for the International Crafts Award 2021 for his excellent workmanship and significant contribution to his traditional craft - Tiger print/Bagh Print.
- This international honor will be conferred to Khatri under the Master Artisan of the Year category.
- This award is given by Shilp Gram Sangathan. ShilpGram is the national unit of the World Crafts Council.
- For the International Crafts Award, nominations were received from about 40 countries, in which Mubarik Khatri was selected. Mubarik has worked on the revival of his traditional craft.
- Mubarik Khatri was also selected for the National Handicraft Award 2017 for his contribution to modern innovations and tiger crafts, which will be presented to him by the President of India in the coming days.
- Mubarik Khatri has preserved his traditional art with dedication and trained hundreds of tribal youths to enable them to earn their livelihood through this craft. Craftsman Mubarik Khatri has also exhibited his works in many national and international exhibitions.
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