UNESCO recognises
Srinagar’s folk culture,
Modi congratulates people

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NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir for Srinagar joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network with a special mention for its craft and folk art.

He said it is fitting recognition for the vibrant cultural ethos of Srinagar.  

“Delighted that beautiful Srinagar joins the @UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) with a special mention for its craft and folk art. It is a fitting recognition for the vibrant cultural ethos of Srinagar. Congratulations to the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

PM Narendra Modi

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said that the decision was ultimate recognition for artisans and weavers of Jammu and Kashmir.

He extended congratulations to entire J-K team including Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu and Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation Athar Aamir Khan.   

“Srinagar included in @UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the crafts & folk-art category. It is ultimate recognition for artisans & weavers of J&K. Congratulations to entire J&K team, @Junaid_Mattu Ji, @AtharAamirKhan & thanks to @EduMinOfIndia, @MinOfCultureGoI for all the support,” he said.

Sinha said that Prime Minister had always given special priority to Jammu and Kashmir.

Srinagar in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

“Grateful to Hon’ble PM @narendramodi for always giving special priority to J&K. Dossier of exceptionally rich art & craft legacy of Srinagar was meticulously prepared & submitted in June this year by @SMC_Srinagar with help of Kashmir INTACH,” he said.

In a major recognition of the crafts and arts of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar on Monday joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) 2021, under the crafts and folk arts category.

As Srinagar gets the UNESCO tag in its Creative Cities Network, Srinagar Mayor and Commissioner SMC today said that the move is a big honour for the city.
Addressing a press conference Srinagar Mayor, Junaid Azam Mattu said that Srinagar is known for its long and illustrious tradition of the crafts and folk art and the crafts like Pashmina Shawls, Wood Carving, Paper Mache, Kani Shawl, Sozni, Khatamband and Hand-Knitted Carpets are iconic crafts of the city.

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He said the inclusion of Srinagar City in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network will further help in the development and promotion of arts and crafts.
Mattu said that there will be events, exhibitions that will highlight the achievements of the Artisans and Craftsman in month-long celebratory events.
The Mayor extended gratitude to the citizens of Srinagar City, especially, the craftsmen, artisan and artists whose hard work, as per him, has got its recognition.
He said the inclusion of Srinagar in the CCN will further pave way for the international duration and evolution of our arts and crafts.
Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner SMC Athar Amir Khan said Srinagar selected in the Crafts and Folk art Category by UNESCO as one of the cities is a proud movement for all with the efforts of various teams working jointly.