Shyam Sundar Company Jewellers presented this year’s edition of ‘Swarna Shilpi Samman‘ at Eco Park (Ekante Amphi-theatre) on 11th February 2023.
Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers is a heritage jewellery house with a history of making a difference by excelling in design and craftsmanship of exclusive collections of hand-crafted gold and diamond jewellery.
And Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers’ ‘Swarna Shilpi Samman’ is an annual celebration of excellence that puts the spotlight on traditional gold jewellery, artisans and craftspersons – people behind our signature workmanship.
This fifth edition of Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers’ ‘Swarna Shilpi Samman’ felicitated 40 artisans and crafts persons and honoured two stalwarts.
The recipients of the special honour for lifetime achievement were Netai Chandra Paul and Lachhi Ram Pincha.
Ninety three year old Netai Chandra Paul, who was uprooted from his family home in East Bengal during the partition of the country, arrived in Kolkata in 1948 to, eventually, create his own space in the gem and jewellery trade of this city.
And sixty eight year old Lachhi Ram Pincha has also come a long way from his roots in Rajasthan to his calling in the bullion and gold Jewellery trade.
Chandra Sekhar Ghosh, Chairman & Managing Director of Bandhan Bank graced the occasion as Chief Guest and did the honours – along with Arpita & Rupak Saha, Directors, Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers and Guest-Of-Honour Sunil Poddar, Zonal Chairman East, Gem & Jewellery Council.
“I am really very happy to be here and I take this opportunity to congratulate all the felicitated artisans and craftspersons here today and hope that they will pass on their ‘tradition of excellence’ to the next generation for them to keep it alive and evolving,” said Chandra Sekhar Ghosh, adding, “I also congratulate Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers for taking this noble initiative and doing such good work.”
“I am also very glad to be a part of this commendable initiative to recognise and reward people behind all the glitter and glow in the jewellery trade”, said Sunil Poddar, adding. “And I thank Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers for putting the spotlight on people who deserve to be seen and heard.”
“Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers has a history of making a difference with exclusive collections of designer hand-crafted gold Jewellery and ‘Swarna Shilpi Samman’ is our way of thanking artisans and craftspersons for their hand behind that reputation and telling the world about them!” said Arpita Saha, Director, Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers.
“We take this opportunity to thank Shri Chandra Sekhar Ghosh, Chairman & Managing Director, Bandhan Bank, for gracing this occasion and adding to the caratage of its presentation,” said Rupak Saha, Director, Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers, adding, “And I also thank Shri Sunil Poddar, Zonal Chairman East, Gem & Jewellery Council, for always being there to stand by us and encouraging our initiatives.”
The programme ended with much song and dance – in the true spirit of all the celebration