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12th Toshali National Crafts Mela to begin from Dec 15

ONI Bureau:  The Odisha Government is going to organise 12th Toshali National Craft Mela-2017 at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar from 15th-27th December, 2017.

Artisans, weavers, painters and sculptors from all over the country will participate in this Crafts Mela & exhibit their traditional and contemporary handicraft and handloom products.

The mela is being organized by Handloom, Textiles & handicrafts Department in association with Development Commissioner (handicrafts), Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. State Institute for Development of Arts & Crafts (SIDAC), Gandamunda, Bhubaneswar an autonomous institution under Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Department, Govt. of Odisha is implementing this mega National level Crafts mela.

ATM counters, First Aid service, wheel chair for senior citizens, play zone for children will be available in the mela premises.

Life Time Achievement Award and State Handicraft Award for the year 2016 will be given to eminent handicraft artisans. Provision of Rs.2.91 Crore has been made by HT & H Department for the organisation of this mega event.

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