The Jammu and Kashmir state has been declared as the “Best State” during Monday’s high profile valedictory ceremony of Punjab International Trade Expo PITEX 2017, spokesman said.
The award, spokesman said was given by minster department of local government, tourism and culture Punjab government Navajot Singh Sidhu to the J&K state in recognition of the policies adopted by the J&K state in general and directorate of Handicrafts in particular for the betterment of the artisan community .
The presentation and discipline maintained by J&K stalls during the exhibition while selling genuine J&K Handicrafts Goods was also appreciated.
On behalf of the J&K state, the award was received by Zahoor Ahmad, Officer of the Handicrafts Department.
The parameters on which the selection was made included the efforts the government of J&K is making to train its unemployed youth to train them selves by taking recourse to learn the traditional handicrafts making by adopting it as source of their livelihood.