Acknowledging the popularity of Khadi at the international level, ambassadors of different countries, on Friday, clicked selfies with the portraits of Mahatma Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the selfie point in the Khadi India Pavilion at the 41st India International Trade Fair-2022.
Khadi’s soaring global popularity grabbed the attention of the Thailand Ambassador to India, Pattarat Hongtong, and Oman Ambassador to India, Issa Alshibani who visited the Khadi India Pavilion at the Trade Fair.
Sanjeev Poswal, Director (Publicity), Khadi and Village Industries Commission, was also present on the occasion.
Both Ambassadors appreciated the sheer variety of products at the Khadi India Pavilion and the exquisite craftsmanship of Khadi artisans.
The ambassadors witnessed live demonstrations of yarn spinning on the charkha, clay pottery making, incense sticks (agarbatti), and handmade paper making while he also visited several other stalls displaying the finest handcrafted Khadi fabric, readymade garments, handmade jewelry, herbal health care products and a wide range of village industry products.
“I congratulate Khadi and Village Industries Commission for setting up such a grand Khadi India pavilion at IITF that has given Khadi artisans a big platform to sell their products. Khadi strikes a special chord between India and Thailand and the two countries would work out ways to come together in promoting Khadi across the world,” the Thai Ambassador said.
Sanjay Seth, MP, Ranchi visited the Khadi Pavilion and saw the Khadi products, and clicked a selfie with the Prime Minister at Selfie Point also.
Nearly 2,500 exhibitors from India and abroad are participating in the 41st edition of IITF. It is being held over a total area of 73,000 sq mtr.
Exhibitors from 29 States and Union Territories are participating in the IITF.
Leh Ladakh is participating for the first time this year in the IITF.
Exhibitors from 12 countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Iran, Nepal, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK are participating in the 41st IITF.
As in the past, State Day celebrations, seminars, and cultural programmes are among the added attractions to the visitors to the 41st IITF.
The India International Trade Fair, which commenced on November 14 at Pragati Maidan in the national capital, was strictly restricted to Business Visitors till November 18. The Trade Fair will be thrown open for the general public from November 19 and will conclude on November 27.