Chandigarh’s Craft Fair showcases handicrafts of north eastern States

November 1st, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI  


By Sunil Sharma

Chandigarh, Nov.1 (ANI): A ten-day long National Craft Fair
in Chandigarh showcased the variety of unique handicrafts made by people of
Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.

Unique and creative things are on display at 37 stalls.

Kamlesh Kumar, the organiser of the Fair said the motive
behind organising the Fair was to bring the cultural heritage of the north
eastern region into the mainstream.

“We have totally given it a look of the north eastern region
of the country. The reason behind this is the culture of the north east that is
very different, very rich, and which has never been experienced in this part
(northern) of the country and it’s a good help and good opportunity for the
people of north east to join the mainstream and to showcase their creativity to
the people of this region. So, with that idea we have selected the theme of
this craft mela (fair),” said Kumar.

The Fair attracted several visitors who think that the fair
acts as a platform for the artists to share their art with the common man.

“We are here in Chandigarh and we can at least have a look
over the culture (of north east) we are unknown about. And especially north
east is place where we have no idea about their culture and what do they wear.
It’s on display here, which is fantastic,” said Prabhjot Dhillon, a visitor.

The National Craft Fair would conclude on November 4. (ANI)

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