Chairperson Special Olympics, Dr. Mallika Nadda has congratulated Vidyanand Saraik and Lalita Vakil for being selected for Padma Shri Award for contributions in their respective field.
Dr. Mallika Nadda said that Lalita Vakil, hailing from Chamba, has been working for the promotion of Chamba Rumal for the past about 50 years and this award was not just recognition for her but also for the traditional art of Chamba Rumal of Chamba district.
She said that Vidyanand Saraik is a multifaceted personality who has been striving to conserve and revive hilly culture for over five decades.
With the efforts of Dr. Mallika, an exhibition was also organized at Hotel Lalit in the month of December, 2021 in New Delhi to promote and encourage Himachali artists. In this one week long exhibition, Lalita Vakil was specially felicitated for achieving remarkable achievements and promoting Chamba Rumal, Himachali Art and Craft.