Fair Trade Forum-India along with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, B & S Foundation and Believe India organised an exhibition cum sale of products made by rural women entrepreneurs from 13th to 22nd March 2015 at Gram Bharat, Sec-8, R.K Puram, New Delhi.
Eminent Kathak Exponent-Ms Nalini Kamalini was invited to inaugurate the exhibition. She expressed her support to this initiative in empowering rural women artisans by providing them such platforms to showcase their talent and craft. It also encourages creativity and highlights the importance of India’s rich cultural heritage.
Former MLA of R.K. Puram, New Delhi, Sh. Anil Kumar also visited the exhibition on 13th March 2015. He readily appreciated the efforts put in by the organisers and to bring this kind of initiative in Delhi. He shared his perspective on the role of rural women artisans in India and the efforts of the Government of India for their economic development.
15 organisations represented by women producers /entrepreneurs participated in this event and got benefit through this fair. The exhibition provided a great opportunity for women producer groups across India to showcase their talents through their unique handicrafts and textiles. The exhibition also provided a platform for rural women producers to interact with urban women entrepreneurs and exchange creative ideas, skills and expertise. Free acupressure consultation from expert doctor was also provided for the visitors. Best of the products like- handicrafts, tribal paintings, fashion jewellery made by tribal people, silk saris, silver jewellery, bed covers, kurtis, stoles, shawls, handmade sweaters, handmade species and food items, home decor, baskets, tribal jewellery were displayed in the exhibition.
The exhibition has been intended towards uplifting and helping the quality of work for women in unorganized sector.