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Award Ceremony Felicitates Artisans

A grand award function was organized by Poompuhar(Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd.) on 30th March, 2015 to acknowledge and encourage talented Indian artisans. The ceremony was held at the GRT Convention Hall, Chennaiin the esteemed presence of Hon’ble Minister for Rural Industries &Labour, Thiru P. Mohan, Hon’ble Minister for Handlooms & Textiles.

Other dignitaries that were present to grace the occasion include:

  • Thiru. Harmander Singh, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Government, Handlooms, Handicrafts, Textiles &Khadi Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Mallikarjunaiah, Regional Director, Southern Region. : Office of the Development Commissioner (H), ShastriBhavan, Chennai
  • Tmt. S. GokulaIndra, Members of Parliament, Legislative Assembly and Chennai Corporation, and
  • Chairman & Managing Director, Poompuhar, Dr. Santhosh Babu I.A.S.

Highlights of the event include a grand speech by Tmt. S. GokulaIndra and the felicitation ceremony wherein deserving artisans in various categories received a total of 136 prizes from the Hon’ble Minister for Rural Industries &Labour, Thiru P. Mohan.

The award categories are as follows:

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