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DTH News : CM Sheila Dixit inaugurates Abhushan Conference in Delhi
Delhi, 4th February, 2011: GJEPC has joined hands with the World Crafts Council to work towards the revival of Indian crafts as the main objective. Chief Minister of Delhi, Ms. Sheila Dixit inaugurated the Abhushan Conference on the 4th of February. The Abhushan conference is scheduled for 4th, 5th and 6th of February at Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. The Conference follows a 5 day workshop which began on 28th of Jan, 2011.

The main objective of the World Crafts Council is the establishment of a craft movement to provide a better future to the craftsperson’s of the world. Through this platform, WCC works with GJEPC towards reviving the ancient art forms of making jewellery in India. Their main focus is on Indian crafts like Filigree, Bidiri, Patwa and Interlaced jewelry. The specimens of these crafts will be put up on display for the people to see on a wall specially designed at IIJS 2011 (India International Jewelry Show) in Mumbai.

CM Sheila Dixit graced the occasion and inaugurated the Conference on the 4th of February which will be followed by seminars throughout the day end with an Amarapali Fashion show at the Australian Embassy. The second day will witness seminars and conferences throughout the day and Vajra dance of the Diamond at Chief Minister Sheila Dixit’s residence. On 6th February, a seminar will have Mr. Hemant Shah from GJEPC make a presentation and around 200 international delegates are expected to attend this seminar.

Today, India is not only a huge & thriving market but also acts like a facilitator of global trade. Regarding the Council’s role in the World Craft’s Council’s- Craft Exchange Workshop, GJEPC is looking at three primary objectives; one at expanding avenues for export & import industry, two, development of artisan skills & three stimulate Research & Development. Craftsmanship’s like Filigree, Patwa, Interlace Jewellery, Bidri are forgotten but not obsolete.

WCC has been working since its inception towards promoting fellowship among crafts persons by offering them encouragement, help and advice. Through GJEPC’s assistance & leveraging the platform of the Abhushan Conference, both the Council’s hope to not only develop talent for these dying art forms but also create a niche for Indian jewellery across the globe. In short, we can say that every country has rich ancestral craftsmanship roots, which usually caters as an excellent window on its fertile and great civilization. If you want to discover the beauty of true jewellery craftsmanship, GJEPC along with WCC has created this platform for the eager. Giving you an exciting opportunity to know more about the untapped beauty & creativity trapped in these ancient art forms.

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