Another major attraction at the 36th IITF 2016 was Khadi Digital, a visual delight for Indian-made product’s lovers.
New Delhi: As the 36th India International Trade Fair was thrown open for people on Saturday, thousands of visitors gave a decent opening to the sellers, craftsmen and traders on Monday at Pragati Maidan. While many couldn’t help and get their hands and eyes off from ‘Hunar Haat’, a stall promoting the traditional crafts/arts being practiced by minority communities, Khadi Digital was the second hit in a row followed by Delhi Tihar digital.
Driven by Make in India initiative, the stalls exhibiting hand made products right from handmade handicrafts to clothes to jewelleries to shoes, showed the real ‘Pragati’ at the 36th international trade Fair. With the trouble at border and news of surgical strike fresh in mind, the visitors also got the taste of patriotism with various Armed Forces stall installed at Pragati maidan’s India International Trade Fair.
‘Hunar Haat’ topped the list of favourites among 7,000 participants to choose from for scores of visitors, shoppers and students. Organised by ministry of minority affairs, under National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC), the Hunar Haat was sure to woo the customers and shopoholics. The majority of people were seen queued at ‘Hunar Haat’ at hall no. 14. According to an official, the main highlght of the haat is the exhibition has provided a platform to as many as 180 craftsmen to promote the traditional crafts/arts which is practiced by minority communities from several states.
Another major attraction at the 36th IITF 2016 was Khadi Digital, a visual delight for Indian-made product’s lovers. Showcasing the essence of Khadi, the stalls were seen displaying the charkha, while the sellers were seen decked-up in Khadi garments.
Rashmi Chatwal, a resident of Janakpuri and a home maker believes that the product under swadesi banners were the one which managed to her pull her towards the stall due to its pocket friendly pricing.
Shopper’s Delight: Tihar Digital
Closely followed by Hunar haat and Khadi digital, the most talked about exhibition managed to garner public support and grab attention for the fourth consecutive year, was the Digital Tihar exhibition displayed at Delhi pavilion manged to send its buyers with hands and bags full. Priced at a nominal rate from `50 onwards, the stall was home to carved wooden show pieces like key ring holders, photo frames and decorative items, handmade kurtas and home decors.