ShikhalkariThe Iron Woker.<br />
Deity of all craftsmen <br />Lord Vishwakarma<br />"The lord of the arts, executor of a thousand handicrafts, the carpente...
“Shikhalkari”<br />
“Shikhalkari in Jalna”<br />Population in Jalna……………….. 588<br />No. of Families………………………. 121<br />    Most of them live ...
“Historical Perspective.”<br />Shikhalkaris were  weapon makers and weapon & tools sharpeners for Sikh Religious Army.<br ...
Traditional Products Made By Shikalkaris.<br />Kadhai .  ( Shallow Frying Pan )<br />
Traditional Products Made By Shikalkaris.<br />Vegetable cutters<br />
Traditional Products Made By Shikalkaris.<br />
Traditional Products Made By Shikalkari.<br />
Traditional Products Made By Shikalkari.<br />
Skill Set<br />Sheet Metal Work and light Metal Work mainly by Hand Tools.<br />
Skill Set<br />Sheet Metal Work and light Metal Work mainly by Hand Tools.<br />
Skill Set<br />Sheet Metal Work and light Metal Work mainly by Hand Tools.<br />
Traditional Tools.<br />
Traditional Tools.<br />
Traditional Tools.<br />
Traditional Tools.<br />
Traditional Tools.<br />
Traditional Tools.<br />
Families to support<br />Traditional Skills Alone Can Not <br />Support Family<br />
Traditional Skills Alone Can Not <br />Support Family<br />
Death Of Market for Traditional Products.<br />Rise of Stainless Steel, Aluminium & Plastic<br />
Their Problems.<br /><ul><li>Decline in Market for Traditional Products.
   Rise in cost of Scrape Steel which is main input.
    No skill up-gradation with time.
Isolated from main stream because of  “Criminal Tag”.
    Denial of Employment Opportunities by Public & Private Sector.
    Educationally backward.</li></li></ul><li>Strengths.....<br />With all the odds today Shikhalkari Survives because.<br...
  Participation by Women in Economic activity.
  Work hard with basic instinct of Survival.
   Respect for Religion.</li></li></ul><li>Not Just SurvivalCan we help them to enjoyLife with dignity?<br />
Solution ?  <br />What we can do<br />
Technical Training& Modern Hand Tools<br />
Technical Training for Youth<br /><ul><li>  Help all 10 th pass students to get admission in Govt. ITI courses.
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God Vishwakarma

  1. 1. ShikhalkariThe Iron Woker.<br />
  2. 2. Deity of all craftsmen <br />Lord Vishwakarma<br />"The lord of the arts, executor of a thousand handicrafts, the carpenter of the gods, the most eminent of artisans, the fashioner of all ornaments ... and a great and immortal god." <br />He has four hands, wears a crown, loads of gold jewelry, and holds a water-pot, a book, a noose and craftsman's tools in his hands.<br />
  3. 3. “Shikhalkari”<br />
  4. 4. “Shikhalkari in Jalna”<br />Population in Jalna……………….. 588<br />No. of Families………………………. 121<br /> Most of them live in Area near ShivajiPutla, called Guru GovindsingNagar. Jalna.<br />
  5. 5. “Historical Perspective.”<br />Shikhalkaris were weapon makers and weapon & tools sharpeners for Sikh Religious Army.<br /> Came to Maharashtra with their Gurus when Guru Granth Sahib Nanded was established<br /> Also worked with freedom fighters<br /> Created lot of trouble for British Army.<br /> Were treated as criminal tribe by British.<br /> After independence started traditional tool and iron works. <br /> Small Crime and Theft kept them isolated from main stream.<br />
  6. 6. Traditional Products Made By Shikalkaris.<br />Kadhai . ( Shallow Frying Pan )<br />
  7. 7. Traditional Products Made By Shikalkaris.<br />Vegetable cutters<br />
  8. 8. Traditional Products Made By Shikalkaris.<br />
  9. 9. Traditional Products Made By Shikalkari.<br />
  10. 10. Traditional Products Made By Shikalkari.<br />
  11. 11. Skill Set<br />Sheet Metal Work and light Metal Work mainly by Hand Tools.<br />
  12. 12. Skill Set<br />Sheet Metal Work and light Metal Work mainly by Hand Tools.<br />
  13. 13. Skill Set<br />Sheet Metal Work and light Metal Work mainly by Hand Tools.<br />
  14. 14. Traditional Tools.<br />
  15. 15. Traditional Tools.<br />
  16. 16. Traditional Tools.<br />
  17. 17. Traditional Tools.<br />
  18. 18. Traditional Tools.<br />
  19. 19. Traditional Tools.<br />
  20. 20. Families to support<br />Traditional Skills Alone Can Not <br />Support Family<br />
  21. 21. Traditional Skills Alone Can Not <br />Support Family<br />
  22. 22. Death Of Market for Traditional Products.<br />Rise of Stainless Steel, Aluminium & Plastic<br />
  23. 23. Their Problems.<br /><ul><li>Decline in Market for Traditional Products.
  24. 24. Rise in cost of Scrape Steel which is main input.
  25. 25. No skill up-gradation with time.
  26. 26. Isolated from main stream because of “Criminal Tag”.
  27. 27. Denial of Employment Opportunities by Public & Private Sector.
  28. 28. Educationally backward.</li></li></ul><li>Strengths.....<br />With all the odds today Shikhalkari Survives because.<br /><ul><li> Working with Iron is in their blood. Word “Aalas” ( Laziness ) not in their dictionary.
  29. 29. Participation by Women in Economic activity.
  30. 30. Work hard with basic instinct of Survival.
  31. 31. Respect for Religion.</li></li></ul><li>Not Just SurvivalCan we help them to enjoyLife with dignity?<br />
  32. 32. Solution ? <br />What we can do<br />
  33. 33. Technical Training& Modern Hand Tools<br />
  34. 34. Technical Training for Youth<br /><ul><li> Help all 10 th pass students to get admission in Govt. ITI courses.
  35. 35. Training in Welding / Fitting / Forging by Private Training Centre.
  36. 36. Placing them with Industry for Skill Development.</li></li></ul><li>Provide Modern Toolsto improvefinish & productivity<br /><ul><li> Provide them with modern tools and small machines.</li></li></ul><li>Improving Finish & Productivity by modern tools<br />
  37. 37. Improving Finish & Productivity by modern tools<br />
  38. 38. Improving Finish & Productivity by modern tools<br />
  39. 39. Think<br />Think<br />What I can do.<br />
  40. 40. Join Hand<br />Sunil Raithatha , sunil@vinodrai.com<br />Suresh Lahoti , suresh_lahoti@yahoo.com<br />Suresh Kesapurkar, suresh9111@rediffmail.com<br />SuniljiGoyal , viratsai@yahoo.co.in<br />Datta Waugh<br />
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