Friday, November 27, 2015

The Pachmarhi Utsav, 2015: our lantana products stall

Our Satpura Tiger Reserve team have been arranging training in lantana wood carpentry for some time now. 79 tribal villagers have been taught to make furniture and artifacts over the last few months. 

Here are some earlier posts about our lantana wood carpentry programme: Preview of new lantana products; Activity Update STR, June 2015. 

Products made by the villagers was displayed on a large scale for the first time this month, at our stall at the Pachmarhi Utsav, November 22nd to 24th. The products got an overwhelming response. The Collector of Hoshangabad Mr Sanket Bhondwe also visited the stall along with many officers and politicians.

Kudos to our STR Conservation Officer Ashfaq Aarbi and Community Officer Hameed Khan,  for their tireless efforts of the last 9 months!

Some photos from the festival:

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