Vaghela Inaugurates 'Shilpa Sri Lanka' Exhibition

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New Delhi, Oct 22 (UNI) An exhibition showcasing Sri Lankan handicraft was inaugurated by Union Textiles Minister Shankersinh Vaghela and Minister of Rural Industries and Self Employment Promotion of Sri Lanka S B Navinna here today.

The exhibition titled 'Shilpa Sri Lanka', is organised to commemorate the 60 years of diplomatic relations between India and Sri Lanka.

On the occasion, Mr Vaghela said the demonstration of the skills by the Sri Lankan artisans, their interaction with our craftsmen and their exquisite products would enable the Indian artisans to enrich themselves further in conceptual clarity and creativity.

He said the 'Crafts Exchange Programme' is being organised by involving six Sri Lankan artisans and 12 Indian artisans in six exclusive crafts categories and hoped that this platform would provide an unique opportunity to artisans for sharing their skills and techniques in developing fusion products.

Addressing on the occasion, the Sri Lankan Minister said the handicrafts which had been nurtured through out our history spanning over 2500 years and practiced by generations were a valued cultural legacy and the promotion and development of this sector in Sri Lanka would continue.

More than 30 skilled craftsmen from Sri Lanka will display their rich collections in batik, wood carving, gems and jewellery, exquisite embroidery, brass ware and shell and stone.

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