As part of pre-independence day celebrations, Salwan Public School, MV (under the aegis of Salwan Education Trust) in collaboration with ITRHD (Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development) organized a craft demonstration and exhibition of renowned craftspeople – The Weavers and Potters of Azamgarh, NAB India Centre for Blind Women & Disability and Madhubani & Gond artists on 01 August 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. in the school premises. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Meenu Walia, Medical Oncologist, Max Super Speciality Hospital.
It was a dedicated initiative, a special gesture to support and empower the indigenous craftsmen, weavers and rural artisans and to keep India’s rich cultural heritage alive. On display were innumerable handwoven products right from terracotta lamps, pitchers, flower vases, pots, clay toys and other attractive accessories to hand-woven Benarsi saris, silk apparel and fabric material from Mubarakpur and beautiful black pottery with silver work from the Nizamabad area of Azamgarh district.
It was a sheer delight to witness, the parents and students taking a tour through the one of its own kind. They gained a deeper understanding of the intricate techniques used in weaving, the significance of different patterns and designs, and the cultural importance of these textiles. It was an exhibition with a difference and with a learning about the traditional warp and weft of our rich weavers.