Shilp Gram becomes centre of attraction for visitors

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Nov 2017 10:36:28


Staff Reporter,


Shilp Gram depicting art and culture of Chhattisgarh has become centre of attraction for visitors at Rajyotsava-2017, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Udyog and Vyapaar Parisar, Naya Raipur with large number of visitors thronging the venue. On the second day of five-day Rajyotsava, on Thursday, hundreds of visitors from various parts of the state as well as Raipur district visited stalls of Rural Industries Department, Government of Chhattisgarh in the Rajyotsava. Replica of Bastar Dussehra Chariot is a major attraction in the Shilp Gram.

Talking to The Hitavada, Joint Director of Directorate of Handloom and Nodal Officer of the Shilp Gram N K Chandrakar said that Shilp Gram is the joint venture of Chhattisgarh State Industrial and Development Corporation (CSIDC) and Rural Industry Department and it contains a total of 47 stalls.
Artisans from different corners of the state are exhibiting their handicraft, handloom and other products.

Live demonstration of handloom, handicraft and other products like kosa sari, weaving of khadi products and flower pots are being showcased in the Shilp Gram. Various products like bell metal, bamboo crafts, iron craft, dress items and others have been exhibited.
Flower pots and other earthen items are being lively demonstrated through electric ‘chak’, the Joint Director said. Bamboo items have been exhibited by artisans from Bastar region in the Shilp Gram.

Dhokra metal items have also been exhibited by artisans from Raigarh district in the Shilp Gram. Artisan Bhimo Jhara of Raigarh said that Dhokra art items ranging from Rs 100 to around 17,000 are available for sale in the Shilp Gram.
Tribes India (TRIFED) has also displayed organic, jewellery, textiles, gift and assortment (GNA) items in the Shilp Gram.
Artisan Sohan Dewangan, hailing from Chandrapur in Raigarh district, is showcasing live demonstration of weaving of kosa in the Shilp Gram.

Kabir Kosa Society Raigarh President Kanhaiyalal Dewangan said that visitors were giving good response to his handloom and handicraft items in the Shilp Gram.

Gujarat State Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd too installed one stall in the Shilp Gram. Exhibition In-charge of the Gujarat Stall Radha Krishnan Nair told The Hitavada that dress and decorative items had been displayed in the Ghilp Gram.
President Ramnath Kovind is also likely to visit the Shilp Gram on the last day of the five-day Rajyotsava.