Bhopal: Mohammad Yusuf Khatri of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh has been awarded the Shilp Guru Award for the year 2017 for the conservation of tiger print handicraft heritage. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal honored him with a gold medal and a copper plate at Vigyan Bhawan Delhi. Shilpguru Awards and National Awards for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 were presented at the function.
Saree hand-block printing craft to Mohammad Naseer of Dhar district and hand block print on bamboo durries to Mubarik Khatri and self of Neemuch district. Pradeep Jharia and Pawan Kumar Jharia were awarded the National Award for the year 2017 for the extinct Tarapur hand-print art. Self. Pradeep Jharia’s award was received by his wife Anusuiya Jharia. Mohammad Bilal Khatri of Dhar district was awarded the National Award for the year 2018 for bamboo mat hand-block print. Union Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal presented copper letters to the National Award winners in the programme.
An exhibition has been organized at Vigyan Bhawan, 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.