Sant Kabir Award
Sant Kabir Award is an Indian Government award conferred to outstanding weavers who have made valuable contribution in keeping alive the handloom heritage. It was established for dedication in building up linkages between the past, present and future through dissemination of knowledge on traditional skills and designs by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The award was christened in the memory of sant Kabir, a 15th-century mystic poet and sant of India.
Every year, two stages of selection process will be constituted to finalize the winning entry. First stage of selection will be done at the level of respective Zonal Directors. Final selection will be done by Apex selection committee of Development Commissioner(Handlooms). Award consists of one mounted gold coin, one shawl and a citation. In addition to this, Rs 6 lakh financial assistance will also be given to encourage and create 10 new products of high level of excellence, high aesthetic value and high quality in duration of one year.
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