Arts and Crafts are an integral part of India’s rich cultural heritage. However, many arts and crafts specially the local ones are under threat and could soon be forgotten with time. Keeping this in mind, we have established the Hiralaxmi Memorial Craft Park at the Vande Mataram Park in Bhuj with an aim to preserve and promote crafts and artistic talent from all over under one roof. The Kutch region is fast turning out be a tourist destination with many visitors coming from India and abroad. This endeavor of ours will bring people together and give artists and art lovers a golden opportunity to meet and interact. At Hiralaxmi Memorial Craft Park artists get the chance to display and sell their masterpieces to an audience they truly deserve, and there are many more new programs coming up in the days to come. The Hiralaxmi Memorial Craft Park is one spot where you would surely want to be and experience something unique. Take a beautiful memory with you and a gift from India with us and from us.

Under the banner of Ashapura Foundation performed the cultural & musical programme by Kutchhi Lokkalakar at Indonesia during the annual programme of NGO ‘UPLINK’.

Exchange Of Programmes Of Art & Culture

Three training workshops of Indonesian Batik craft given by Indonesian artisans at Vivekanand Gramudhyog society at Mandvi & Mundra of Kutchh region to train Kutchh artisans.

Anandghan Na Pado

Audio CD’s & cassettes has been released on ‘Anandghan Na Pado’ – written by Avdhoot Anandhan- A Jainism and composed by musician Padmashree ‘Kalyanji Anandji’ & voice by famous singers Sadhna Sargam, Sonali Bajpai & S. Omkar.


An Best Documentary Award was given by Gujarat State Tourism Nigam for ‘Kutchhiyat’ – A Glimpse of Kutchhi folk music, culture and life released by Foundation. A documentary was also shown on Zee, Aastha, Etv Gujarati & other TV channels. Publicity of the same encouraged many organizers of different states to organize such programmes by co-ordinating with many Kutchhi Lokgayak & musicians at regular intervals. By the way of participating in such programmes, artisans get opportunity to earn for self reliance.