Port Blair, June 19: In a ceremony today, the INTACH Andaman & Nicobar Chapter with support from Directorate of Social Welfare gave away certificates to 45 children from 5 Child Care Institutions under the care of the Directorate.

The ceremony was a culmination of a 30 days long workshop on Sculpting and Clay Modelling conducted by INTACH in its effort to conserve heritage and traditional craftsmanship. The resource person for the workshop was Shri. Promotho Mazumder, a renowned Sculptor of the islands who was recently felicitated at New Delhi with the Shri. Martand Singh Memorial Award.

The event witnessed the presence of luminaries like Dr. Nitin Shakya, Director of Social Welfare and Shri. A. K. Biswas, Probation Officer, Shri. Promotho Mazumder, Sculptor and resource person, Mrs. Rubina Khatib Siddiqui, an eminent Child Counsellor, Mrs. Chinni Bhasker who recently organized a pottery workshop as an effort to conserve traditional practices, Shri. Arun Singh, a birding enthusiast and member of the Andaman Avian Club, Chadra Lekha, a budding author who just penned a book on island cuisine called “From Sea to Surwa”, Shri. Madan Gupta, a social worker and eminent Advocate and Shri. Ration Rasheed, a devoted and beloved philanthropist from the islands.

The event was curated by Ms. Samhita Veda Acharya, Convenor, INTACH A & N Chapter with support from Mr. Sajit Jaina, and Santosh, Volunteers, INTACH.