The Rajasthan Pavilion at the ongoing 32nd India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi is attracting a large number of visitors who have evinced interest in the items displayed and appreciated the embellishments in accordance with this year’s theme of “Skilling India”.

Pavilion Director Ravi Agrawal said on Monday that the exhibition area depicting the desert State’s rich cultural heritage, folk arts and popular handicrafts is the centre of attraction for visitors who are also impressed with the architecture of the entrance. The ongoing development programmes in the rural and urban areas are also displayed in the exhibition.

Glimpses of the textile industry of Rajasthan presented in the pavilion include hand-block printing, embroidery, Kota ‘doria’ and ‘leheria’ , ready-made garments and saris . Models of handlooms and power looms used for manufacturing saris have also been exhibited.

Rajasthani furniture, paintings, gems and jewellery and multi-coloured shoes are among the other attractions drawing huge crowds.

Mr. Agrawal pointed out that the ‘Shilp Aangan’ at the pavilion was presenting the live work of specially invited craftspersons from the Shekhawati, Mewat-Braj, Hadoti, Mewar, Dhundhar and Marwar regions.

Union Minister of State for Rural Development Lal Chand Kataria visited the pavilion on Monday and praised the presentation of the IITF theme though innovative methods and attractive pieces.