Srinagar: To promote art and craft in Kashmir, Kokuyo Camlin, a stationery company based in Mumbai, organised a first ever art meet in Srinagar on Saturday for teachers of private schools.
Art teachers of various private schools from across the valley attended the day-long workshop to enhance their skills.
The meet was organised to educate art teachers about the new techniques in the art and craft which could benefit students.
The organisers of the event said that they were “overwhelmed” by the participation and support provided by art teachers of the private schools.
“This is the first time we are holding an art and craft meet with art teachers in the Valley. The main purpose of the meet is to train teachers with emerging trends so that they can keep the students updated regarding the advancements in the field,” said S Rajkumar, one of the organiser.
“We also provide online platform to the professionals and students to reach international audience and to help them get good amount for their paintings,” he added.
The organizers said such meets will be conducted in government schools also as they have already approached the concerned authorities for their support.
A group of participants said these types of workshops should be conducted in schools for the promotion of art and culture in the state. “These events are much needed in education department for the promotion of art and it also adds colors in the academics,” Iram, one of the participants suggested.
Another participant present at the meet praised the organisers and termed the event a positive move. “It was a good event for art lovers and we rarely see such events happening here in Kashmir,” said a participant.