Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) organised its 19th export award function on July 30, 2013 at Le Meridian in New Delhi to honour leading and upcoming Handicrafts Exporters for their Excellent performance during 2011-12.Union Minister of Textiles Dr. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao and Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of NCT of Delhi presented 65 awards to Handicrafts exporters for their excellent export performance attained by them during the year 2011-12 at a glittering ceremony of 19th Export Awards organized by Export Promotion Council for handicrafts.
03 (Three) Life Time Achievement Awards, 02 (two) Special Commendation and 01 (one) Institutional Award were also distributed for outstanding contribution towards promotion of Handicrafts Sector.
M/s C.L. Gupta Exports Ltd. of Moradabad got the top export award trophy for all Handicrafts for the year 2011-12. Mr. Sunil Sethi of Sunil Sethi Design Alliance was awarded Life Time Achievement award in his individual capacity. Mr. Sethi is also President of the Fashion Design Council of India. Mr. P. Subramanian of M/s Rani Arts & Crafts, Chennai and Mr. Haji Mohidin Ali of M/s Ali Brothers, Srinagar received the Life Time Achievement Award for their contribution to Handicrafts Sector.
Two special Commendation Awards were also given to Mrs. Christine E. Rai and Mr. C.S. Unni for their services to the Handicrafts Sector. An Institutional Award for Design & Product Development was bagged by National Centre for Design & Product Development (NCDPD) and jointly received by Mr. S.S. Gupta, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) and Mr.R.K. Srivastava, Executive Director – NCDPD.