Sangita Gairola Inaugurates ‘Wheel of Life- Traditional Handloom in South Asia’ Expo/Workshop Exhibition
The Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Smt. Sangita Gairola here today inaugurated the week-long “Wheel of Life” Expo/Workshop exhibition. The event is organized by the SAARC Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Weavers from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka are participating at the exhibition, where handloom products from their respective countries will be on display and on sale. The objectives of the event is to execute and display the skills of the weavers, as well as bring them to one platform for interaction, and help them find new markets and new market trend. Most importantly, it is to educate visitors, both domestic and foreigners about the unique and fascinating technique involved in weaving and to highlight the traditional handloom of the region.