SRINAGAR: A grand cultural show at Pragati Maidan Lal Chowk Theatre New Delhi, a part of the State Day celebrations by Jammu and Kashmir, marked the conclusion of the 34th India International Trade Fair (IITF) that opened on November 14, an official handout issued here said Thursday.
Financial Commissioner Industries and Commerce Khurshid Ahmad Ganai was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He was accompanied by heads of various departments of Industries and Commerce, Director Information Mukhtar-ul-Aziz, Director Handicrafts Tariq Ahmad Ganai, officials of the Handloom and Handicrafts Corporations.
The highlight of the event was the cultural show organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. The event also included folk dance performances of the three regions of the state. The IITF takes place annually and provides one single platform to the manufacturers, traders, exporters and importers.
The Jammu and Kashmir had erected 30 stalls in the J&K Pavilion at the trade fair to promote its products. The pavilion attracted around 3.5 Lakh people during the 14-day event in which almost all the products of the state including Handicrafts and Horticultural products were put on display and sale.
Live demonstration of Arts and Crafts was also organized at the pavilion by the Directorate of Handicrafts. Sales to the tune of Rs 6 crore were made during the trade fair in J&K pavilion.