Kovid Kumari is bringing awareness about social distancing & symbols of the girls with the ‘laugh of hope’ and the ‘twinkle of song ‘amidst pandemic.
Contributed By: Intach Heritage, Hisar
The Karuna dolls is an initiative by Creative Dignity, a volunteer movement that aims to give a platform to the artisans across the country effected by covid-19 pandemic.
The dolls from Haryana have been named ‘Kovid Kumari’ to honour the ASHA and ANGANWADI healthcare women workers.
With initiative from INTACH’s Heritage Craft and Community Division, the Hisar Chapter of INTACH has supported the women of Hisar in creating the Karuna dolls. Along with providing the design and materials, the ladies who were part of a crochet revival workshop held in Hisar, were guided to create superbly handcrafted dolls. During lockdown and even now these women have continued to supplement their family incomes while also enhancing their skills.
Today, Haryana’s ‘Kovid Kumari’ welcomes Kathakali and Kathakili from Kerela, Babuni and Babua from Bihar, and Karuna Akka from Tamilnadu. The Karuna dolls encourage us to join hands to support our artisans and celebrate the diversity of India and its magnificent crafts heritage thus becoming ‘vocal for local’ and ‘atmanirbhar’
It’s time to learn, understand and contribute to India’s arts and craft sector.
To know how you could support this important cause visit the creative dignity page on Instagram or through creativedignity. org
Special Thanks to Dr. Pragya Kaushik, a Communication Skills Expert, Columnist and Blogger.