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FDDI, Jodhpur curated 2-days Craft Carnival

On 28th-29th November 2023, FDDI Jodhpur organized ‘Craft Carnival’ in institute premises

The event was inaugurated by Mr. Pankaj Kumar Sinha, Managing Director (MD) FDDI during which Mr. Anil Kumar, AFHQCS, Executive Director (ED), FDDI, Jodhpur was also present.

During the carnival, about 20-25 artisans from different areas of Rajasthan participated, some of which are National Awardees and have been very popular in their art like Zakir Hussain of Bone & Horn Art, Jyotiswarup of Swarnameenakari, Saifali Khan of Usta Art of Bikaner, Jodhpuri Bandhej.

Mr. Anil Kumar, AFHQCS, Executive Director (ED), FDDI, Jodhpur campus in his ‘Welcome Address’, said that, “It was an effort to revive many extinct handicrafts which are now practicing in rare artisan families and to bridge the gap between Institute & Artisans.”

During the two-day craft carnival, FDDI encouraged the artisans of handloom, handicraft, leather and related business and industry to join hands with the institute and students. This will help the students to understand the intricacies of their products, promote them and create new designs.

The stalls promoting art and handicraft were the focal point for visiting students which consisted of more than 700 students from 08 different schools & Institutes across the city who saw the intricacies of embroidery and various types of handicrafts. They were introduced to various handicrafts, handlooms and leather artefacts products.

Sharing the details, Mr. Pankaj Kumar Sinha, MD-FDDI said, “Artisans related to footwear, handicrafts, handloom and leather industries will be given all possible assistance in terms of promotion, design & technology for their products and other desired necessary training.”


The closing ceremony of the two-day craft carnival was summarized in the hospitality of Deputy Commandant Ammunition Depot of the Army and Mr. Kiran V.N, Assistant Director – DC Handicraft as the ‘Guest of Honour’.

Artisans from different art fields like Mohanlal Chauhan of leather embroidery, Manohar Lal Chaudhary of applique work, Gopal Prajapat of terracotta art, Tamanna Bhati of fabric artwork, Deepak Tyagi of carpet industry etc. shared the experience of this two-day carnival.

Leather Accessories Artist, Mr. Ashwini Mutha said that such events provide a golden opportunity to the artisans to showcase their different types of products and to expose their skills to the students, which a commendable step taken by FDDI.

The artisans were given appreciation certificates for their participation & volunteer students of the institute were given awards and certificates.