The Shatabdi Craft & Social Welfare society came into existance on 28th April 2005, however the real existance of the said society and its work dates back to August 1994. It was Organization introduced and registered some Artisan's from leather craft to O/o D.C (handicraft). The roots of the Shatabdi Craft & Welfare Society lies in the core of the upliftment of the poor and poverty striken and hence forms a basis for production, promotion, training, marketing assistance of handicraft and social work. The inclination of the society for the social work is ostensible through the above fact.
Details below is the print wise description of the social work, undertaken by the society through vocational programmer. The society organized vocational training those are sponsered by various department of the state government. Like "Zila Shehri Vikas Abhiakran (DUDA) mahila balvikash" under Swarna jayanti shehri rozgar yojna, Swarna jayanti gramin rojgar yojna, Zila panchayat, M.P. hasth ship evam hath kargha vikash nigam, Udhyamita vikas kendra, Madhya pradesh jan abhiyan parishad, NGO's and others. We give training of manufacturing of bags, purses, betls, wallets etc. Duration of training are from 3 days to 6 month. The training was aimed at revival of crafts which were planning out and thus the revival of the artisans
A panel of experts adn experienced artisans were invited provide training to trainees. A total number of above 400 tranies trained by Organization.
All the program was successfully conducted in collaboration with Zila Shahri vikas abhikaran (DUDA) Dewas, Hoshangabad, MP hastha shipa evam hathkargha vikas nigamltd., MP Uddhamita vikas kendra, MP Swashakti pariyojna. Jila panchayat Ujjain, Nagar panchayat Sonkatch, Itarsi, Babai, Mahila bal vikas and Madhya Pradesh jan abhiyan parishad and organization has done it self also.
The major emphasis was laid down on the fact that artisans who knew the artistic work and had no intention of spreading the art were given to exhibit the same, so that our business and traditions are inherited.
We got support from time to time from our district collector, Assistant director from DC handicraft and other departments. Administered support also get from our local administration.
The total programme was supervised by Mr. Sandeep Roy, Founder and Secretory of the Shatabdi craft & Social Welfare Society, Dewas (MP)
Since its inception the society has double fold its progress the main objective of society are :
- To increase awareness and importance of Handicrafts to the socio and to implement the schemes ot the government for the same.
- To start training, workshops, organize handicraft exhibition and provide information and moral support.
- To create interest in women and poor people with organizing seminars, camps, meetings, exposed visits and get together.
- To implement cultural and social program
- To taken responsibility in socio
- To propogate start education of primary section, middle schools and to establish same.
- To constantly strive for the development and marketing of handicraft.
- To run a model unit of manufacturing of leather craft and other traning institute.
Accordingly the objectives are being met, the list techniques of artisans from leather craft in this place were identified then was discovered that there is a traindeous for the artisans to flourish. But unfortunately the artisans were not getting explored byt the handicraft business environment. Hence the organization thought that these artisans should be brought up to a common platform, so their skills get developed and they get employement. Apart from this it was also discovered that the handicraft and the leather craft which was made was not marketed properly thus given a setback to the artisans and intimately to developing small handicraft units of Dewas.
Our organization planned and develpoed ways to tackle this situation by following theory :
Trannings, Skill upgradation, design development workshops, seminar, mobilization with HSG's, production, marketing, organizing craft bazaar, celebrating specific world days like handicraft week or world tourism days etc. Each of them is discharged in delayed.