Odisha Bags IITF Award Of Excellence At India International Trade Fair

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pavilion has been awarded with the prestigious “Special Appreciation Certificate for excellence in display” in the category of “State Government and Union Territory” at the 41st edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF), 2022 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The trade fair which began on November 14 concluded on Sunday. Indramani Tripathy, Director, I&PR, Govt. of Odisha and Subash Nial, Director, Odisha Pavilion at IITF, 2022 have received the award from Pradeep Singh Kharola, Chairman and Managing Director, ITPO in a special ceremony organised at Conference Hall of Exhibition hall No.7, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on the final day of the trade fair.

After a series of visit by the Jury members to different pavilions, Odisha Pavilion has been selected for the award. Congratulatory messages are pouring in after the Odisha Pavilion received this high profile national level award. There were joy and jubilation among the officials, exhibitors and other team members present in the Odisha Pavilion as well.  In this mega trade fair 29 States and Union territories had participated along with big corporate and foreign countries.

The Odisha Pavilion, which was inaugurated on November 14by Minister, Panchayati Raj, Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Information and Public Relations, Pradip Amat, had showcased numerous products manufactured locally by rural women artisans and entrepreneurs under the theme “Vocal for Local, Local to Global” in line with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s vision to empower women and rural entrepreneurs of the State.

Odisha Pavilion had been designed and decked up highlighting various initiatives and developmental strides of the Odisha Government in this regard. The Odisha Pavilion also showcased the rich cultural heritage, handicrafts and handlooms of Odisha which were great attraction for visitors in the trade fair.

A total of 24 stalls had been opened in the Odisha Pavilion where famous handloom, Government owned handicrafts and handlooms outlets like Boyanika, Utkalika along with various departments and agencies of the State Government such as Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment, ORMAS, SERIFED, Mission Shakti, Industries, ST&SC Development, Start Up Odisha participated. Upcoming events like “Make in Odisha”, “Hockey Men’s World Cup” as well as Millet Mission Mascot “Mili” were also prominently displayed in the Pavilion. The Odisha Pavilion was conceptualised by Virtu Communications of Bhubaneswar and fabrication was done by Bharati Chitralaya, Cuttack.

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