Celebrating women artisans of Gujarat: NCW, High Commission of Canada organise exhibition

Exhibition aims to provide employment opportunities to women based on their traditional knowledge and skills

| Updated: 13 April, 2023 5:13 pm IST
NCW chief Rekha Sharma, Amanda Strohan, Acting High Commissioner of Canada and Dr Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII, inaugurated the exhibition

The National Commission for Women (NCW), in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada, organised an exhibition of products created by women artisans from Gujarat at Canada House.

The exhibition was organised with the aim of promoting economic inclusion and the empowerment of women artisans.

The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad, was also involved in the collaboration.

The exhibition served as a platform for around 20 female artisans from different districts in Gujarat to showcase their skills and traditional knowledge.

Rekha Sharma, the NCW chairperson, along with Amanda Strohan, Acting High Commissioner of Canada to India, and Dr Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII, inaugurated the exhibition.

“Through this exhibition, we aim to provide them a platform to showcase their products, gain recognition, expand their reach, and increase their sales,” Sharma said.

“In addition, the exhibition also aims to create more job opportunities for women and give a boost to the local economy,” she added.

Acting High Commissioner of Canada Amanda Strohan said, “Canada and India share a common goal of promoting women’s empowerment and economic inclusion.”

“We are committed to the full and equal participation of women in the economy, as it is essential to our shared competitiveness and resilience,” she said.

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