GUWAHATI, Nov 21: The 42nd India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2023 is set to witness the vibrant celebration of Assam Day on November 22 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, said an official statement on Tuesday.
Minister for Industries & Commerce, Public Enterprises, and Cultural Affairs Departments, Bimal Borah, will grace the occasion as the chief guest.
As per the statement, a plethora of events is scheduled at Amphitheatre 1 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, showcasing Assam’s rich cultural heritage. Attendees can immerse themselves in diverse dance forms like Satriya, Jhumur, Hajong, Bihu, and musical performances featuring renowned artists Bhrigu Kashyap and Ridip Rankit.
The Assam Pavilion, inaugurated on November 14 by additional chief secretary Dr. Ravi Kota, has become a focal point for promoting various initiatives of the Government of Assam. Visitors can explore the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme, Geographical Indication products like Assam Lemon, Gamusa, Muga silk, traditional dresses, and initiatives like Ease of Doing Business and Assam Start-Up.
The Assam Pavilion accommodates five government departments/PSUs, including DIPR, Tourism, NEDFi, AIDC Ltd., and AGMC. Additionally, 32 MSME units and two Start-Ups are contributing to the vibrant display. Pavilion Director Shantanu Deori, Joint Director at the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, Government of Assam, oversees the Pavilion’s management.
Under the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – United by Trade,’ IITF 2023 aims to foster global unity through commerce. The fair, continuing until November 27, provides a platform for states like Assam to showcase their economic and cultural prowess on the national stage.