Bengal Pre-Puja Expo begins at Janpath
New Delhi: The sixth edition of the 'Bengal Pre-Puja Exposition', which is being organized by the Office of the Resident Commissioner, Government of West Bengal, from August 19 to 27 was formally inaugurated at Handloom Haat, Janpath, in the gracious presence of Dr. Krishna Gupta, Principal Resident Commissioner and R. D. Meena, Officer on Special Duty and Principal Advisor, Office of the Resident Commissioner.
Seventy artisans from 12 districts of West Bengal are participating in the exposition which is aimed at promoting the rich and glorious tradition of Bengal handicrafts and handloom and also ensuring commercial benefits to the craftspersons and weavers ahead of the Durga Puja festival.
The exposition boasts of a range of beautiful handloom and handicrafts products, including Baluchari, Batik, Tangail and Kantha Stitch sarees, Shantiniketan leather bags and purses as well as dokra and copper ornaments.
The initiative is being supported by the Departments of Industry, Commerce & Enterprises, Tourism, and Information & Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal.