After months of planning and discussions, SASHA website was launched with a fresh new look. With extensive content and easier navigation, the site focuses on all things that make art and craft a delight! The objective is to provide our readers with current news and communicate our commitment to the cause of the artisans and craft communities.
International Women’s Day
For International Women’s Day, SASHA took the message of recognizing gender equality and women empowerment to different dimensions. The shop bloomed in Purple! The ambience was set to “MAKE IT HAPPEN” and engage our women artisans in a high energy talk session. Ms. Kavita Panjabi, our key speaker, encouraged the participants to pitch in their experiences and ideas. The emphasis was on the need to tackle inequality –the cornerstone to address poverty issues. All present acknowledged how inspirational women have uplifted communities out of abject poverty. Giving equal access to resources, fighting injustice and cases of increasing violence on women were some of the other topics discussed at length.
March 8 is a day for applauding women’s success all across the globe. The Purple March brought together women in SASHA to celebrate this global campaign with a lot of energy. It was time to look ahead to the opportunities that await our future generations of women. Purple was the dress code and Purple flowers adorned everyone’s attire! The walk from Victoria Memorial to Mohur Kunj welcomed all the onlookers and supportive audience to join in. This was followed by an energetic play by street theater artists. Christine Gent, WFTO, Asia -Executive Director was present for the walk and was heard hitting the right notes with the participants. We shall overcome was on everyone’s lips.
Meanwhile in Delhi…
PURABI is a one of its kind celebration of the craft, culture and food of the Eastern states of India. SASHA is part of the 12-day extravaganza with diverse handcrafted products. Folk dance performances from the North Eastern states, an incredible collection of handmade textiles, home furnishings and accessories along with great food were a good enough reason to be celebrating the Festival Of the East!
WEAVE, is delighting customers with its products made by rural women artisans. It is an opportunity for women to showcase their entrepreneurial skills.SASHA is proud to be associated with this week-long exhibition.
SASHA displays its kantha, mats, jute wall hangings and RASA products at the Lotus Bazaar organized by the Asian Heritage Foundation at Ashoka Hotel. This is on for four days and is one of the last in the series of exhibitions in March.
Representing The Ministry of Textile, Govt. Of India, Mr Navraj (Additional Development Commissioner Handicrafts) visited the Stree Udyami Haat. He spoke about the various schemes for women and providing a better platform for them. He also interacted with the artisans, producers and traders and stated that marketing and promotion are essential for the survival of artisans. SASHA was part of this week-long exhibition cum sale that sells socially responsible products.
As the fiscal year comes to an end, we gear up for a time of activities, workshops and campaigns with all our energy for the forthcoming season.