In a bid to provide a better market to traditional craftsmen of Chhattisgarh, chief minister Raman Singh, on Thursday, inaugurated a mobile ‘Shabri Emporium’ of Chhattisgarh Handicraft Development Board. The inauguration coincided with the Lord Jaggannath’s Rathyatra Utsav.
Speaking on the occasion, Singh said that the country’s first mobile emporium, displaying the traditional artefacts, would popularize Chhattisgarh’s rich heritage and art among people from other states.
The mobile emporium will showcase creative handicraft items of bell-metal, iron art, bamboo art, wooden art, terracotta, etc and also the handloom products manufactured by weavers of Chhattisgarh. The same will be sold across the nation at reasonable prices. Singh suggested that the mobile emporium be taken to major fairs of the country, including the one organized during Bastar Dussehra, so that devotees and tourists from other states and countries could be made aware of the traditional arts and handicrafts of Chhattisgarh.
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