Oct 27, 2023

Army veteran tries to revive Kangra's wood art : The Tribune India

Follow Us


Login / Register



Updated At:Jun 08, 202307:35 AM (IST)

Different articles made by Panchrukhi's Vinay Awasthi.

Ravinder Sood

Palampur, June 7

The cottage industry of Kangra helps a great deal in preserving Himachal's history and culture. The art of making products out of bamboo and other locally available wood is of great importance as it also acts as a source of income for the locals.

It is a matter of regret that this art is slowly dying with the passage of time. Because of the state government's lukewarm attitude, only a few are practising the art form professionally at present.

However, Panchrukhi village local Vinay Awasthi, who recently retired from the Army, has been making attempts to revive the lost art. He has been making various kinds of handicrafts from bamboo and other local varieties of wood.

In Panchrukhi near Palampur, Awasthi has set up a workshop in a room of his ancestral house. There, he makes articles like temples, toys, baskets, tables and monuments like Taj Mahal and Eifel Tower, etc. He works five to seven hours daily.

Vinay is inspiring others as he believes that one can also achieve financial independence by making such articles.





The top wrestler claims that people close to WFI chief Brij ...

The announcement was made in the presence of Ajit Pawar, a k...

The incident takes place at around 1.30 am when the men barg...

Mann says his government will recruit 1,880 doctors and nurs...

Khattar's remarks come amid reports of growing differences b...

View All

The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.

The Tribune, the largest selling English daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.

The Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).

Remembering Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia

Designed and Developed by: Grazitti Interactive

Updated At: