Siliguri holds handicraft fair
Siliguri, Jan 3 (ANI): More than 700 artisans from across all the districts of West Bengal participated in the handicraft fair displaying vast variety of their traditional work.
The month long exhibition organised by the state government aimed to provide the small-scale artisans a platform, to showcase their products and provide a boost to their business, as they are not exposed to bigger markets.
"Basically this fair is meant for the marketing avenues of the poor artisans throughout the Bengal, they are participating in this fair and we are promoting them for the marketing of their products," said S.K Pramanik, General Manager of Information and Culture Department, Darjeeling.
Pramanik further said that such events hold great importance as they make the youth and the tourists aware about the traditional art and how intricately they artists have to work as they exquisitely design various items.
Rajib Sarkar, a visitor said that it was a delight to visit the fair and stressed on the need to hold more such fairs on a regular basis.
"I come to this fair every year, especially for watching classic art, as you will not get to see this in every city. I have seen many products such items made up of bamboo, embroidery, items made up of mud and many more. We feel good as every year they have something new to display. Every year there is one thing, which was not there in the previous year and that is why we like it more," he said.
A wide array of ethnic products including hand embroidered products, Tibetan art products, wooden items and a wide array of items prepared from mud were displayed at various stalls. (ANI)
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