West Bengal Resident Commissioner visits Craft Bazaar at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan


New Delhi [India], September 9 (ANI): The West Bengal Resident Commissioner on Saturday visited the G20 Craft Bazar, showcasing attractions from across India in 30 stalls, in hall no 3 of ‘Bharat Mandapam’ at Pragati Maidan.

The bazaar is where invitees to the G20 Summit can purchase handicrafts with historical and economic significance to the host country.

West Bengal Resident Commissioner Ujjaini Datta, visited the Uttarakhand stall, set up by the Industries Department of Uttarakhand, said the Deputy Director of the Department.

The stall with a special focus on art pieces from Uttarakhand is grabbing the eyeballs of the people as it displays Almora tweed woollen scarves, Dunda shawls, Pithoragarh woollen carpets, wooden replicas of Kedarnath and other religious places, Nainital aipan, Udhamsinghnagar’s Moonj grass products, Bageshwar’s copper products, natural fibre jackets.

Resident Commissioners of different states and Mangesh Ghildiyal, Deputy Secretary PMO visited the stall on Friday.

Uttarakhand Resident Commissioner Ajay Mishra explained to them about all the artefacts and handicrafts displayed at the stall.

Meanwhile, an art exhibition titled ‘Roots and Routes’ is being held at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi for the spouses of the delegates showcasing Indian textiles, decorative items, and artefacts.

“It is an attempt to curate the scattered pieces representing our culture. The grandiosity of our heritage is on display. Showcasing our roots has further enhanced the prestige of our art show. We wanted to put up a world-class exhibition for the world leaders,” the curator of the Exhibition ‘Roots and Routes’ at NGMA, Raghvendra Singh told ANI.

Also, a fountain show was organised at the state-of-the-art Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre, which is the venue for the G20 summit, at Pragati Maidan on Friday.

In addition, leaders of the G20 summit will be treated with first-of-its-kind instrumental music performances showcasing the cultural depth of Bharat on the occasion to be hosted by the President of India on September 9.

Bharat-Vadya-Darshanam (musical journey of India), a fusion of different musical styles prevailing within Bharat, will also be organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi under the Ministry of Culture.

The 18th G20 Summit is being held at the state-of-the-art Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre in New Delhi. (ANI)

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