Push To Promote Himachali Handicraft In Canada
SHIMLA, (IANS) – For popularizing and establishing a market in Canada, members of the Himachali Pravasi Global Association met High Commissioner of India to Canada, Sanjay Verma, in Ottawa and discussed promoting handloom, Kangra tea, morel and tourism.
In November for the first time in history, ‘natti’ of the hill state was performed in Parliament Hill in Ottawa by the HPGA members during the celebration of the Hindu Heritage Month.
The hill state is known for the art of embroidery on the Chamba rumal that originated and flourished in the princely hill state of Chamba in the 16th and 17th centuries where the Chamba school of miniature paintings got royal patronage.
The state government has got the Chamba handkerchief, the Kullu shawl and Kangra tea registered under the GI of Goods. The registration of these items under the GI Act helps the artisans, producers, and others in marketing their original products around the world.