Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appreciated the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for choosing Srinagar among 49 Cities as part of the Creative City in the craft and folk art category.
As per the statement issued here, the KCCI said that UNESCO creative City network involves seven creative fields: crafts and Folk Art, Media, Film, Literature, Design, Gastronomy and Media Arts.
“Srinagar is the only city from India to make it to the list this year 2021. Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry held various meetings with Director Handicrafts, Kashmir and INTACH-Kashmir Chapter and has given active support and suggestions from time to time.”
“Great recognition that our crafts are not only economic assets, but more widely contribute to a process of building and rebuilding community identities. The inclusion of Srinagar in the creative city network for the arts and crafts of UNESCO has paved a way for it to represent its handicrafts on the global stage through the international body,” said President KCCI, Sheikh Ashiq in a statement.
“It is a proud moment for all of us and especially for artisans of our heritage crafts, but at least their work has finally got global recognition.”