MP’s craftsmen Mohd Khatri, Mohd Naseer feted with Shilp Guru and National Award
Mohammad Yusuf Khatri of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh has been awarded the Shilp Guru Award for the year 2017 for the conservation of the legacy of Bagh Print handicraft. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal honoured him with Gold Medal and ‘Tamra Patra’ (memento) at Vigyan Bhawan Delhi. Shilp Guru Awards and National Awards for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 were presented at the ceremony.
Mohammad Naseer of Dhar district was honoured with the year-2017 National Award for sari hand-block printing craft and Mubarik Khatri for hand block print on bamboo mats curtains and Late Pradeep Jharia and Pawan Kumar Jharia of Neemuch district for extinct Tarapur hand-block printing art.
Late Pradeep Jharia’s award was received by his wife Anusuiya Jharia. Mohammad Bilal Khatri of Dhar district has been awarded the National Award for the year 2018 for bamboo mat hand-block print. Union Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal presented ‘Tamra Patra’ to the National Award winners in the programme.
An exhibition has been organised at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, for wide publicity of the handicrafts of award winning craftsmen. For the next one week, the handicrafts of the award-winning craftsmen will also be displayed at the Art Museum in Delhi.