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Utkalika Organising 45-Day-Long Handicrafts & Handlooms Exhibition

Bhubaneswar13/5/23:: Odisha State Cooperative Handicrafts Corporation Ltd. with the financial support of Directorate of Handicrafts, Odisha, Bhubaneswar functioning under Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Department, Govt of Odisha. Utkalika is organising a 45-day State Level Exhibition, Handicrafts & Handlooms Exhibition-2023 from 13.05.2023 to 26.06.2023 at Marketing & Sourcing Hub, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar.

In this exhibition, 30 no of artisans covering 11 districts of Odisha like Khurda, Puri, Ganjam, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Dhenkanal, Balangir, Bargarh, Koraput and Nayagarh are participated for display and sell of their craft products. Different  kinds  of Handicrafts/Handlooms  products  like stone carving, wood carving, Sabai grass, golden grass, Appliqué, pattchitra, silver Filigreei, tribal jewellery, palm leaf engraving, Brass & Bell metal, dhokra, horn craft, Jute work, Pattchitra saree, Paddy craft, terracotta, Handlooms sarees, dress Materials, stole, etc. are displayed.

In view of the organization and conduct of such a exhibition, it is expected that the estimated business is to be 50 lakh rupees and expected to attract more than 30 thousand spectators.

Odisha is famous for traditional arts & craft. We have a great Handicrafts and Handlooms tradition. Organizing such exhibitions will promote the Handicrafts and Handlooms of the state and our artisans will get an opportunity to sell their products. This can increase the export of Handicrafts and Handlooms of the state to foreign countries along with their economic prosperity.

Smt. Rita Sahu, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent), Department of Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts, Government of Odisha inaugurated this 65th Foundation Day celebration. Sri Sangram Keshari Paikaray, President, Khadi and Gramodyoga Board, Mr. Saroj Kumar Patel, Special Secretary to Govt., Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Department, Ms. Pranati Chhotray, Director, Handicrafts, Odisha, Kumari Debasmita Sahu, President, Utkalika, Sri Prashant Kumar Mahapatra, Vice-President, Utkalika, Ms. Kalyani Patnaik, Joint Secretary to Govt. Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Department Cum-Managing Director, OSCHC Ltd, Mr. Ashok Kumar Hota, Senior Assistant Director, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Bhubaneswar, and other officials were present on this special occasion.

Odisha State Co-operative Handicrafts Corporation was established on dtd. 13.05.1959 as a Apex cooperative Society for promotion of Handicrafts Industry  by sale of Handicrafts produced by the artisans of the state with the aim of providing employment to the artisans of Odisha. The State Government, Central Government and 116 Primary Handicraft Cooperatives societies are all share holder member in this apex cooperative society.


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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.

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