Gangtok, September 23, 2013
Sikkim Chief Secretary R. Ongmu, IAS formally inaugurated National Handloom Expo 2013 at the premises of Directorate of Handicrafts and Handlooms, Zero Point, Gangtok on September 21.
The National Handloom Expo 2013 is being organized by the Sikkim Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd and has been sponsored by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handloom) Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
A total of 45 stalls were allotted to different weavers, Self Help groups from all over the country and State. The National Handloom Expo provides an excellent platform to the weavers to demonstrate their products as also to generate awareness of the handloom industry and create markets for their products.
The live crafts demonstration by the local artisan of Sikkim and exhibits by empanelled designer like Ms. Chimi Ongmu Bhutia, Mr. Sudeep Tamang and Ms. Sangay Palden Bhutia has added essence and flavor to this carnival.
The National Handloom expo provides a good buyers-seller marketing platform. A Cultural programme during the function was also presented in honour of the Chief Guest.
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