SRINAGAR: The Directorate of Lifelong Learning, University of Kashmir on Sunday organized a talk on design and traditional arts for different Papier Machie centres here.
President Indian University Association for Continuing Education, Delhi, Prof Sugan Batia, who was guest speaker on the occasion, stressed the need for learners to combine the traditional skills in Papier Machie with the modern elements of design.
The learners undertaking drawing sketches of the traditional motifs and then converts many of these modern images popularly liked by the art lovers.
Director, Directorate of Lifelong Leaning, Dr GH Mir said that there is a need of girls and women in the forefront of promotion of traditional culture, strengthening of traditional family and yet taking a step forward in the modern society.
The speakers said design is a critical element to the whole question of revival of traditional arts or dying arts of Kashmir.
They also said the DDL is involved in the revival of dying arts like Papier Machie through infusion of modern designs so that it finds greater acceptance in the modern market both within the state and outside.
A statement issued here by the varsity said a combination of traditional craftsmen and instruments in computer design have jointly undertaken the skill training work among girls and women at different places in Srinagar city
And those involved in the active partnership are Saida Kadal Papier Machie centre, Aabroo Women’s Welfare society, Bemina and Alsa Art and Craft centre, Alamgiri Bazaar.