Staff Reporter

VIRUDHUNAGAR: The office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), New Delhi, has invited entries from outstanding crafts persons for consideration of National awards for the year 2008.

In a statement, the Collector, K. Raghupathi, said that all craftsmen residing in India are eligible to compete for the awards. Each award would consist of cash prize, a copper plaque and an angavasthram.

The entries with exquisite workmanship, application with supporting documents, photographs are required to be submitted to: The Assistant Director, Handicrafts Marketing and Service Extension Centre, 129, Joshuva Street, Raj Nagar, Nagercoil – 629 001. Phone – 04652-232361. The filled-in application should reach the office on or before April 30, 2009.