The Rajasthan pavilion at the ongoing 29th India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi is providing a rare glimpse of cultural heritage, rich legacy and multi-dimensional development of the desert State. For the first time the pavilion has on offer a wide range of handicraft items for the visitors.
According to an official release here on Tuesday, the pavilion has so far conducted business worth Rs.50 lakh, including Rs.30 lakh generated by the Rajasthan Small Industries Corporation acting as the nodal agency.
Furnished in accordance with IITF’s central theme of “export of services” this year, the pavilion has special features such as the mushrooming service industry, miracle medical consultancy sans national boundaries, tele-medicine and the art of gems jewellery on display.
Featured at the pavilion also is a large blow-up of Eiffel Tower with the figures of Rajasthani folk artistes in the foreground, depicting the State’s folk musicians who often regale audiences world-wide with their scintillating performances. A large-screen television displays interesting facets of the services and export segment of the desert State.
The release said the Ganesh Pol entrance at the pavilion had recreated the Phool Mahal housed inside the historic Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur. Done painstakingly, it reflects the grandeur of a princely era gone by. The blow-ups here capture the exotic aspects of tourism which have given Rajasthan world-wide fame.
The first floor of the pavilion has special stalls set up for selling Rajasthani handicrafts, textile products, decorative furniture, Jaipuri quilts, cosmetics and khadi items.