PUNE POLICE commissioner Rashmi Shukla, speaking at the inauguration of the 9th Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair at the Ishanya Mall on Friday, said doing embroidery work is a stress-buster for her and that she still does it.
Shukla expressed her appreciation of the women who participated in the fair and displayed their skills and artwork. “These women are not only supporting their home economy, but also giving a boost to the national economy,” said Shukla, adding that the “Make in India” concept should be supported.
During the keynote address, she said these women artists have kept the traditional arts alive, some of which are on the verge of diminishing.
Shukla was the chief guest for the inauguration ceremony along with Dr. R N Kulkarni, CGM, NABARD and Parul Mehta, Founder Trustee of Ishanya Foundation.
The fair showcases items from over 120 NGOs and artisans from across the country.
“NABARD helped us in identifying self-help groups and rural artists. We have tried to give these artists an urban market for their products,” said Mehta.