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Celebrating bengal’s Crafts

Celebrating bengal’s Crafts
Commemorating the 100th anniversary  of Kavi Guru Rabindranath Tagore’s winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, Abahoni 2014, an artisans craft bazaar and handloom expo is being organised in the Capital that started off on 14 August at Chittaranjan Park.

Handloom sarees, Patta Chitra, jute products, Shantiniketan leather, Kosa sarees, Bengal Phulia sarees, Ikkat and various other products are on sale. Also products from Bhagalpur, MP Kantha sarees, and Sitalpati bags are also available at the fair.

The food and cultural festival has been envisaged to promote artisans and women entrepreneurs across India. It celebrates the oneness of thought and creativity from different segments of India under one roof.

It aims to support the cause of women empowerment and help the rural artisans to get a global platform to showcase their art, culture, and hancrafted products. It supports empowering women and youth to become the agent of change. It is a stage where women and youth from different states shall get an opportunity to share their culture, tradition, thoughts, skills and talent.

The main objective of this event is to make people aware about the diversity of traditional and rural arts, crafts, handloom. Thereby the event envisages promoting the culture, textile, food and bridge the gap between rural and urban, compelling individuals to safeguard the societal changes taking place.The artisans and the people involved and their traditional knowledge would help the youth of today to keep the tradition alive and sustain and thrive, which in turn will give a glimpse of rural India in totality.

On till 28 September Where: Chittaranjan Park Raisina Bengali School Premises , CR Park Timing: 2 pm – 10 pm (Sunday:10 am – 10 pm)

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