In Leh, Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur has launched a National Training programme on Packaging. This programme is organized under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ in association with National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) and Indian Institute of Packaging for products from UT Ladakh.
Speaking on the occasion, LG RK Mathur said, with most women participation annually India is doing over fifty thousand crore home based business. While taking examples from Punjab and Kolhapuri leather goods and shoes, Mr. Mathur appealed that Ladakh has lots of potential in leather products. He advised the participants, to look back to traditional handicrafts and other products for inspiration and earn money. He said, Likir village in Leh will be developed as Crafts Village to promote home made products, while Raj Niwas will have an exhibition of Ladakhi products to popularize them. Mr Mathur said, Ladakh handicrafts have a scope of a hundred crore rupees turnover in the coming Ten years of time.
Speaking on the occasion, LAHDC Leh CEC Tashi Gyaltson said, better packaging would help in marketing the products. However, he cautioned ethics and no compromise on the quality of products. Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said, Ladakh has a range of products to offer to the world. He said, in three years over Two thousand would get training in packaging related fields in Ladakh. Ministry of Commerce, Director Praveen Kumar said to commemorate the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, across the country 75 products from different states are identified for better packaging. He said, awareness and importance of packaging for effective marketing and safety of the product will be imparted in the training programme. IIP Director Prof. Tanweer Alam, UT Secy/DivComm Saugat Biswas and Industries Director Moses Kunzang also have participated.
On the occasion, LG RK Mathur and MP Jamyang have launched Pashmina Shawl and Ladakhi carpet in new packaging designed by the Indian Institute of Packaging. About 200 participants in the first batch, following the NIELIT training in IT Tools for marketing and sales of Ladakhi products, have participated in the training session. During the training cum workshop, packaging design of Handicrafts & Pottery items, Pashmina Shawls, Apparel, Carpets, food products, silver and stone products are shown.