IMPHAL, Sept 25 - Manipur Governor Dr Najma A Heptulla has conferred the �Swayamsiddh Samman� of a steel major to 25 traditional artisans.
A citation, shawl and cash award was conferred to the senior artisans who were all above 65 years of age.
Speaking on the occasion recently, the newly-appointed Governor said she acknowledged the contribution made by Manipuri artisans in the fields of art, culture and sports.
Dr Heptulla commended the effort of the steel major in promoting Indian tradition across the globe. The 25 senior artisans included six women.
Dr Heptulla further remarked she had deep respect for the contribution of the true �gurus� who preserved the ancient Indian tradition of �teacher-student relationships� since the days of British rule and prior to the advancement in technology. � PTI