Microsoft and Crisil are landmark organizations that have come forward and partnered with Antaran (An Initiative of Tata Trusts). This partnership has set a strong foundation in creating a systematic educational set up for artisan enablement in the different clusters being nurtured under the initiative. Thus, making an artisan well equipped in areas such as design education, business studies, brand building and digital media.
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Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Microsoft in India offers its global cloud services from local data centers to accelerate digital transformation across Indian start-ups, businesses, and government agencies.
Partnership with Microsoft India Corporation Pvt Ltd wit Antaran is to support the ‘Textile Design & Research component’ in the selected clusters of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Nagaland which aims to create self-employment opportunities to the local artisans. The Development of new textile designs and samples would generate better market connect opportunities while keeping the craft of clusters in focus for the Artisans nurtured under the initiative.
CRISIL Foundation (CRISIL) is a public charitable trust, to fulfill the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of CRISIL Ltd focusing on activities, women empowerment through Financial Literacy and Environment Conservation, the benefits being extended to all irrespective of class, community, creed or religion and for general public utility
Partnership for Artisan Education between CRISIL Foundation and Antaran aims to bring artisans of Assam under a common classroom program in which existing artisans from CRISIL program will learn about various aspects of Design, Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Communication. This will be a multi-faceted program aiming to make weavers self-sustainable and wealth-generating members of the craft community.