Hyderabad: Mr. Mohammed Jalaluddin Akbar, IFS, Director of the Dept. of Minorities Welfare told that the Govt. is ready to enliven the dying cottage industries by conducting research and documentation in collaboration with Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad if a project report is prepared in this regard.
He was addressing “Handicrafts Mela” organized by Directorate of Women’s Welfare of Maulana Azad National Urdu University as part of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birthday celebrations. The products produced by various women were exhibited in this mela.
Mr. Akbar told that India is a vast country. It has various cultures and languages. It also has different and beautiful specimens of handicrafts. It is our duty to preserve them. The handicrafts of India are famous worldwide. Govt. of India and various State Governments have launched difference schemes to preserve these arts. It is our bounden duty not only to preserve it but also to transfer it to the younger generation. He further told that the Department of Minorities Welfare is prepared to work in collaboration with Maulana Azad National Urdu University. If the University prepares a project report, the Department of Minorities Welfare of Telangana State will work in collaboration with the University to promote the handicrafts. He advised the university to enlist various handicrafts which have been abandoned.
Ms. Sureyya Hasan who is associated with a NGO told that her organization is working for the empowerment of women and welfare of children. It is concentrating on making widows skilled in various handicrafts. Prof. Qazi Rasheed Iqbal Ahmed, in charge Vice Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University who presided over the function thanked the Department of Minorities Welfare of Telangana State for extending its cooperation for the successful conduct of this mela.