THE Hasta Shilpa Trust, which stands for restoration, conservation, preservation and promotion of India's fast-vanishing physical culture in particular and all forms of culture in general, and development of human resources in the arena of arts and crafts, is a Public Charitable Trust registered with the Government of Karnataka.
All the members of the Board of Trustees are keenly interested in heritage-related works, and they believe that the visitors to this complex will enjoy, be inspired and motivated by the objects of art on display.
Mr Vijayanath Shenoy (in photo above) is the Founder and Secretary of the Hasta Shilpa Trust. A retired banker, Mr. Shenoy's passion made him to convert his own home in Manipal into the Hasta Shilpa Museum and eventually to undertake the project of Heritage Village.
One man's passion: