Its award time!
Sarangi has been conferred the ASSOCHAM-IMC WOMEN HERITAGE AWARD 2010. The award was presented by Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India, and Smt. Swati Piramal, President, ASSOCHAM on 23 February, 2010 at a ceremony held at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. The awards were instituted by ASSOCHAM to applaud the efforts of women entrepreneurs.
The award ceremony coincided with Women Entrepreneurs 2010 exhibition, a joint venture of IMC Ladies’ Wing and ASSOCHAM. The highlight of the exhibition was the presence of the heritage women weavers who through their passion, talent and perseverance have strived to keep Indian tradition alive, despite many challenges.
arangiAfroz Jahan from Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh (master in Dobby and Jacquard weaving), Deepa and Devika from Jaipur, Rajasthan (diversified product line), Jamini Payeng of Das Handloom and Handicraft from Haropara, Assam (working with weavers of traditional dresses), North East Network, Nagaland (Chizami Weaves), Rashmi Tapadia of Touch Class Paithani Sarees from Pune, Maharashtra, Sally Holkar of WomenWeave from Mumbai, Maharashtra (specialization in Rajasthan Kota sarees and Pure silk sarees), Shamlu Dudeja of Malika’s Kantha Collection from Kolkata, West Bengal (specialization in quilting stitch on old fabrics), Sulochana Salvi of Patan Patola from Baroda, Gujarat (specialization in Patan Patola) and Sunita Burad of Mangalmayee from Jaipur, Rajasthan (specialization in regal Rajputi Poshaks).