Delhi preps up for Durga
The navratras have started and the probashi Bengalis cannot wait for the pujo festivities to begin. Almost in anticipation to the glorious six days the ‘Pre-Puja Promotional Sale and Exhibition of Bengal Handloom and Handicrafts’ displaying an array of beautiful creations of master craftsmen of rural Bengal came to a close on Sunday at Dilli Haat. The exhibition has registered a record sale crossing the previous year’s figure of Rs. 30 lakhs and counting.
The fair was inaugurated by Nitish Sengupta, Chairperson of the Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises in the presence of Bhaskar Khulbe, Principal Resident Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal and Archana Datta, Director General, All India Radio, News Services Division.
More than 25 artisans took part in the exhibition at Dilli Haat, INA, organised by the Government of West Bengal. The fair followed a string of events held as part of the grand Chalo Chalen Bengal campaign, an initiative for promoting Bengal.