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Smriti Irani to inaugurate National Handicrafts Fair at Dilli Haat

Updated: Nov 02, 2016 08:50 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 2 (ANI): Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani will inaugurate a fortnight-long exhibition-cum-sale of handicrafts developed by Artisans of Clusters at Dilli Haat this evening.

This fair is being promoted and marketed by Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations (COHANDS), with financial assistance from the office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts).

The fair, which remains open for the public till November 15, will host cluster artisans from across India.

The fair has been conceptualized with a view to provide direct marketing platform for innovative products developed by 120 Artisans of Handicrafts Clusters supported and promoted by Office of the Development Commissioner Handicrafts covering different crafts like leather, embroidery, zari and chikankari, Madhubani painting, artificial jewellery, metal ware, paper mache etc.

About 22 types of craft are on display with live demonstration during this period.

The event will showcase the best of Indian handicrafts in quality, design and versatility.

This programme is being organized as an exclusive fair for Indian handicrafts.

A Thematic Display at Dilli Haat for the benefit of Cluster Artisans, a Craft Awareness Programme with a view to support the local level awareness that targets general public and spread awareness about our crafts and a cultural programme representing the folk art, dance covering cultural heritage of the country covering east to west and north to south is also being organized on the occasion. (ANI)