The jewel of jewels
For the purpose of revival of ancient eroding art in jewellery making and to give creative freedom to the craftsmen, Asha Kamal Modi started this new concept in the year 1988.
Out of 100000 unemployed artisans in India, she has been able to provide jobs opportunity and livelihood to more than 900 artisans so far which is providing bread and butter to their family.
The foundation reaches out to the rest of the country by saluting eminent personalities and achievers who have contributed to the nation in their respective fields by giving them the Art Karat Award for Excellence. The glittering award ceremony is something to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. Shubha Mudgal will also be performing at the event
The list awardees for this year include - Kiran Bedi (Social Service), Kiran Chopra (Social Service), Shallu Jindal (Kuchipudi), Shubha Mudgal (Vocal Music), Pt. Birju Maharaj (Kathak), Rohit Bal (Fashion Designer), Sanjay Bhattacharya (Painter), Shyama Chona (Education), Aruna Dalmia (Social Service), Prathibha Prahlad (Bharatnatyam), Shovana Narayan (Kathak), Bhajan Sopori (Santoor), Vandana Luthra (Beauty and Wellness), Promila Saraf (Social Service), William Dalrymple (Writer), Rajesh Bedi (Photographer), Nalini Singh (Writer/ Media), Shujaat Khan (Sitar), Bubbles Sabharwal (Theater), Sushil Chaudhry (Eye Care), Umesh Aggrawal (Documentary Film Making) and others.
WHERE: Kamani Auditorium
WHEN: 19 February, 5:45 pm onwards