Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has always been working towards accelerating the growth of handicrafts exports. EPCH recognizes the leading exporters through the annual Export Awards.
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) today organized the prestigious 19th Export Awards Presentation Function at Le Meridian in the Capital. The award function was presided over by Hon’able Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi. The Chief Guest of the special evening was Hon’ble Dr. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao, Minister of Textiles Industry while Ms. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Hon’ble Minister of State for Textile was the Guest of Honour. Ms Zohra Chatterji, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles was also present on the occasion. World leader in Shawls Ahujasons won the ‘ Highest Export Award’ in ‘Handmade Shawls as Art ware’ category.
On receiving the prestigious award Mr Karan Ahuja, Manager Exports, Ahujasons said “I feel exhilarated upon receiving this award. This is very encouraging & acknowledges our world class products in the global market. It gives me greater pleasure in sharing that this award is also for our relatively new entrants, stoles & scarves which have become a rage in the accessory segment in world fashion besides shawls, which have been overwhelmingly accepted globally.”
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has always been working towards accelerating the growth of handicrafts exports. EPCH recognizes the leading exporters through the annual Export Awards. The 19th Export Awards Function will honour 65 exporters for outstanding exports in all sectors during 2011-12 viz. Art Metalwares, EPNS Handicrafts, Woodwares, Zari Handicrafts, Lace Laces & Embroidery, India Items, Textile Based Handicrafts, Fashion Jewellery, Marble, Alabaster and Crafted Stones. Papier Mache, Iron Crafts, Jute Handicrafts, Glass Artwares, Ceramic Artwares, Aluminium Artwares, Aggarbatties, Handmade Paper, Leather Items, Eco-friendly Crafts etc. The Council will also honour the stalwarts of the Handicrafts sector with life-time achievement awards, special commendation and institutional awards.
Ahujasons was established to revive the dying art of shawl weaving and provide talented artisans with a livelihood. Two decades since its inception in 1980, Ahujasons is today the undoubted leader in the arena of shawls. It has more than made its presence felt not only in the domestic market but worldwide as well. They can well and truly well be called the inheritors of this rich legacy and credited with reviving the 600- year-old rich tradition.