Craft market remained the center of attraction for Raipurians

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Feb 24: The 10-day Gandhi Shilp Bazaar, held at Chhattisgarh Haat Complex, Pandri Raipur concluded on Monday. Gandhi Shilp Bazaar was organized in collaboration with Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi.
The closing ceremony was concluded in the presence of the officials of Chhattisgarh Handicrafts Development Board with simplicity. Gandhi Shilp Bazaar remained the center of attraction for the people of the capital for last 10 days. On this occasion, all the craftsmen were awarded with citations. This 10-day Gandhi Shilp Bazaar, held from February 12 to February 21, was inaugurated under the distinguished presence of Chandan Kashyap, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Handicrafts Development Board and Mr. Kuldeep Juneja, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Housing Board, under the chairmanship of Village Industries Minister Guru Rudrakumar. It is notable that this was a unique occasion for the Raipurians after a long gap in the Corona transition period in the wedding season. At the same time, people shopped for decorative items and traditional textiles of their choice. The craftsmen of various states who came to display their craftsmanship in this Gandhi Shilp Bazaar appreciated the event and said that this event of the Handicrafts Development Board is unique in itself. Such an event encourages craftsmen and their products. Their products have received good response in this craft market and will definitely participate in such event in future. Chhattisgarh Handicrafts Development Board General Manager Mr. Shankar Lal Dhurve and Nodal Officer HB Ansari said that in this 10-day crafts market, the craftsmen have so far earned about Rs 40 lakh. Traditional garments made by the craftsmen as well as attractive home furnishings and home furnishings were also available for sale. It is worth mentioning that in the crafts market, more than 100 artisans of various crafts from different states including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir along with handicraft art of Chhattisgarh state participated.

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