Recognition is a powerful incentive to protect traditional craft. CCI encourages artisans to continue their traditional craft by recognizing excellence in work and their contribution to the community. The Kamala Awards were started in 2000 to honour artisans for excellence in craftsmanship, and  for an artisan’s contribution to the craft community.

The Kamala Samman Award

The Kamala Samman Award honours a senior person for his/her dedicated work done over many years in the field so as to significantly benefit craftspeople and transform their lives.

Awardee, 2016
Shri. Om Prakash Jain

The Kamala Award for Excellence in Crafts

The Kamala Award for Excellence in Crafts recognizes the high level of proficiency and skill achieved by a craftsperson in his/her work over the years.

Awardee, 2016
Smt. Anuradha Kuli

The Kamala Award for Contribution to Crafts

The Kamala Award for Contribution to Crafts honours a senior artisan for his/her contribution to the development of traditional crafts and for the training of younger people in the field.

Awardee, 2016
Shri. Subhendru Bikash Roy

The Shanta Prasad Award for Excellence in Crafts

The Shanta Prasad Award for Excellence in Handloom Weaving honours an artisan for proficiency in traditional handloom weaving. This award was instituted in memory of late Smt. Shanta Prasad, a senior member, CCI.

Awardee, 2016
Smt. Savitri Devi

The Kamala Samman Award

The Kamala Samman Award honours a senior person for his/her dedicated work done over many years in the field so as to significantly benefit craftspeople and transform their lives.

Awardee, 2015
Smt. Laila Tyapji

The Kamala Award for Excellence in Crafts

The Kamala Award for Excellence in Crafts recognizes the high level of proficiency and skill achieved by a craftsperson in his work over the years.

Awardee, 2015
 Shri. Rajesh T Acharya

The Kamala Award for Contribution to Crafts

The Kamala Award for Contribution to Crafts honours a senior artisan for his/her contribution to the development of traditional crafts and for the training of younger people in the field.

Awardees, 2015
Sri. P.L. Bhanumurthi, Sri. Chinthakindi Mallesham

The Shanta Prasad Award for Excellence in Crafts

The Shanta Prasad Award for Excellence in Handloom Weaving honours an artisan for proficiency in traditional handloom weaving. This award was instituted in memory of late Smt. Shanta Prasad, a senior member, CCI.

Awardee, 2015
Smt. Jamini Payeng