SKOCH award for Telangana govt’s Dept of culture

By   |  Published: 29th May 2018  8:52 pm

Hyderabad: The Department of Language and Culture, Government of Telangana will receive ‘SKOCH Order of Merit’ award for their initiative to provide identity cards to local artistes.

On Tuesday, department director Mamidi Harikrishna told Telangana Today that he received an intimation from the SKOCH committee on Monday evening congratulating him about it.

The initiative is called Our Art, Our Identity, and was started by the department to promote and help give credibility to local artistes across Telangana.

The programme is internet-and-software based, and provides not just ID cards to artistes but also creates a comprehensive database of Telangana artistes.