DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT - BAMBOO FURNITURE

(MARCH 2000)

The Crafts Council of Karnataka held a Design Development Project in Bamboo Furniture’ in March 2000 at B.R. Hills utilizing the available skill of the Soliga tribal craftspersons of that area. The project was sponsored by the BENAKA TRUST (Karnataka Chapter)

KAMALA 2000 - JOINT CRAFTS COUNCIL EXHIBITION

(11 - 14 FEBRUARY 2000) COIMBATORE

The Crafts Council of Karnataka participated in this exhibition in which CCK’S product initiatives including Ganjifa cards produced by craftspersons who underwent training conducted by CCK.were showcased.

The Exhibition was inaugurated by Shri, V. Gopalakrishnan, Mayor of Coimbatore.

KUTEERA 2000 – EXHIBITION AND SALE OF CRAFTS

(12 - 18 JANUARY 2000) Bangalore

The Crafts Council of Karnataka organised Kuteera - Exhibition and Sale of Crafts, at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath between 12-18 January 2000, in which 26 craftspersons from across the country participated.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri M.S. Nanjunda Rao, General Secretary, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.

The exhibition and sale was sponsored by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi

LAVANI - FOLK & TRIBAL CRAFTS EXHIBITION& SALE

(9 - 16 DECEMBER 1999) Bangalore

Lavani – Folk & Tribal Crafts Exhibition was held between 9 -16 December in Bangalore.

The Exhibition and Sale was sponsored by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi.

VASTRABHARANA 1999

(01 - 08 OCTOBER 1999) Bangalore

The Crafts Council of Karnataka’s annual flagship event, Vastrabharana - Exhibition and Sale of hand- crafted textiles and jewellery was held between 01 -08 October at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, in which 23 textile exhibitors from across the country participated.

Vastrabharana 1999 was inaugurated by Smt. Shabana Azmi, eminent theatre person and actor.

ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR WOMEN CRAFTSPERSONS OF KARNATAKA

(24 - 28 SEPTEMBER 1999) Bangalore/Ramnagara

The Crafts Council of Karnataka conducted a five day Entrepreneur Development Program for women craftspersons, funded by FICCI Ladies Organisation, New Delhi and Hans Siedal Foundation, Germany. The program was conducted at the Janapada Loka premises, Ramnagara Taluk in 1997. A similar program was held in Bangalore between 24 -28 September 1999, in which 29 craftspersons participated. The subjects on which training was imparted were raw material procurement, production, quality control, credit facilities, product diversification and exports.

The program was inaugurated by Smt Sobha Nambisan I. A. S. Managing Director, KSHDC

TRAINING IN GANJIFA CRAFT

(1999) Bangalore

The Crafts Council of Karnataka conducted a training program for two batches in Ganjifa Craft for one and a half months. Shri Raghupathy Bhat, National Awardee, conducted the training assisted, by Shri Gurupada, Ganjifa craftsperson. Twenty candidates were successful in completing their training and have started units on their own.

The Training Program was sponsored by Aid to Artisans, USA and Crafts Council of India.

KAMALADEVI CHATTOPADHYAY VISHWAKARMA AWARDS

(10 APRIL 1999) Bangalore

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Vishwakarma Award for young craftspersons for 1997, was presented to Shri Ganesh Kumbar for excellence in Pottery Craft, at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.

Shri Ramakrishna Hegde , Hon. Union Minister of Commerce gave away the award.

On this occasion Amarshilpi Jakkanacharya State award winners Shri C. Parameshwaracharya, Shri. N.G. Neelakantachar and Shri. Vittal Ramachandra Shetty Gudigarwere also felicitated.