Army releases book on Kashmiri handicrafts

Last Updated: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 22:38

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah on Monday released a coffee table book titled
`Handicrafts of Kashmir`, published by the Army`s
counter-insurgency Kilo Force.

Appreciating the Force`s effort to celebrate the beauty
and intricacy of Kashmir`s handicrafts and textiles, Omar
said, "The Army`s role in social activities is laudable. Its
present initiative to help in publishing an informative and
creative book on Kashmir handicrafts would go in a big way to
showcase Kashmir handicrafts and the magic of artisans".
The government, traders in the handicraft market and
artisans must jointly work to restore the glory of Kashmir
arts and crafts which are famous throughout the world, he
said.

"We have to give the feeling to the craftsmen that their
works are truly appreciated by ensuring remunerative returns
to them," the Chief Minister said.

He also underlined the need to showcase the handicrafts
of Kashmir beyond the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir.
A defence spokesperson said the book was a result of the
effort of the wives of personnel of the Kilo Force, who wanted
to highlight the cause of the forgotten artisan.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 22:38
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