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All India Craft Bazaar off to a colourful start

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Pick your choice:College students selecting jewellery at the Lepakshi exhibition, which was opened at Rythu Bazaar Ground at MVP Colony in Visakhapatnam on Friday. —Photo: K.R. Deepak
Pick your choice:College students selecting jewellery at the Lepakshi exhibition, which was opened at Rythu Bazaar Ground at MVP Colony in Visakhapatnam on Friday. —Photo: K.R. Deepak

Visakha East Assembly constituency MLA Velagapudi Ramakrishna inaugurated the 10-day ‘All India Craft Bazaar’ at the MVP Colony Rythu Bazzar premises here on Friday. The craft bazaar was organised by Youth Club of Bejjipuram (YCB) in cooperation with the Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi.

Addressing participants on the occasion, he said that India and particularly Andhra Pradesh, was known for making handicrafts which are in great demand the world over. Despite the automation and mechanisation, the people of our country are patronising handicrafts and the millions of artisans behind the massive industry.

NABARD assistant general manager Prasad said that it was heartening to see number of artisans participating from almost all states in India.

He lauded the Youth Club of Bejjipuram for taking the lead to organise the craft bazaar. He asked the citizens of the city to purchase the handicrafts and support the artisans.

YCB president M.Prasada Rao said that as many as 150 artisans from across the country are participating in the 10-day exhibition. Several participants were recipients of state and national-level awards. The products on display include jute crafts, Kondapalli toys, sea shells, pearls, leather crafts, cane and bamboo products, sheet and black metal items, crochet lace, Mysore wood inlay, kalamkari paintings and Venkatagiri handloom articles and Kashmiri works etc.

Agriculture joint director Naganna also spoke. The exhibition will continue up to February 10.


  • Over 150 artisans from across the country participating in the expo

  • The exhibition will continue up to February 10



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