TAWANG, 31 Mar: Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok appealed to the unemployed youths of Tawang district to come forward and learn the art of traditional pot-making to fulfil the demand of traditional pottery and to be self-employed.
He said this during the inaugural day of the 10-day training programme being conducted by the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) NEZ, under the Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana on Wednesday.
Ten potters are undergoing the training at the District Industries Centre here in the district.
Phuntsok also conveyed his gratitude to senior citizen and the only traditional potter of Tawang, Lham Tsering of Yuisum village for preserving and continuing the art of traditional pot-making- an ancient tradition of the Monpa culture.
“The Tawang district administration has recently started a Sunday market to promote local products, and traditional pots were the first local products that were sold out within no time on the inaugural day,” he added.
He also informed the villagers about benefits of using earthen pots and how they are also environmental friendly.
The DC further requested master trainer, Manjit Baruah of the KVIC NEZ to share his knowledge of Assamese traditional pot-making with local trainees of Tawang.
ADTH Chano Lowang, DDI in-charge Tsering Drema, and other officials of the Industries and Textile Handicraft Department were also present during the inaugural session of the training programme besides trainees. (DIPRO)