Home » Smartcity Bhubaneswar » Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department is going to organize 16th Toshali National Craft Mela- 2022

Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department is going to organize 16th Toshali National Craft Mela- 2022

Bhubaneswar27/3/22: Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department is going to organize 16th Toshali National Craft Mela- 2022 at Janata Maidan, Bhubaneswar from  March 28 to April 10.

In this connection, Padmini Dian, Minister HT&H on Tuesday briefed the Media about the arrangements and other aspects of the mela.

Dian said that Artisans, Weavers, Sculptors from all over the country will participate in this Crafts Mela & exhibit their traditional and contemporary handicraft and handloom products. As an important cultural nerve center of the country, Bhubaneswar hosts the Toshali National Crafts Mela at Janata Maidan every year. The crafts mela has already imprinted a unique place of its own in the country’s Annual Carnival Calendar and left an indelible impression in the minds of the peoples of our State.

This year the mela will accommodate 390 artisans and weavers out of which 150 weavers and artisans from different states of the country. Similarly, 150 artisans and 90 weavers of the state will be sponsored by Directorate of Handicrafts, Odisha and the Directorate of Textiles and Handlooms, Odisha respectively.

As a new initiative, this year, the Handicraft & Handloom Corporations of other States have been invited to showcase the rich handicrafts and handlooms of their respective State. A food court having 30 food stalls set by exclusive hotels and restaurants will offer delicious multi-cuisine foodstuffs to the visitors along with traditional Odia cuisine. Last year the mela witnessed a footfall of 14 lakh people and Rs 12.38 crore businesses were achieved. It is expected that around 15 lakh people will visit the mela this year and products worth Rs 15 crore will be sold approximately.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
x

Check Also

Hirakud dam reservoir opened four more sluice gates as rains continued to lash the upper catchment areas

Sambalpur:13/8/22: The authorities at Hirakud dam reservoir opened four more sluice gates today as rains continued to lash the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi river. With this, the flood waters are ...