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FAMOUS ‘TOSHALI NATIONAL CRAFTS MELA’ BEGINS IN ODISHA

FAMOUS ‘TOSHALI NATIONAL CRAFTS MELA’ BEGINS IN ODISHA

Context

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the 15th edition of Toshali National Crafts Mela in Bhubaneswar.

Details

  • Mela has become one of the most popular handlooms and handicrafts fairs in Eastern India.
  • On the occasion, the Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian felicitated three artisans with State Handicrafts Award-2019.
  • They are Divyajyoti Behera (stone sculpting)), Dilip Kumar Swain (palm leaf engraving) and Priyanka Patra (terracotta).
  • Seven artisans were conferred the State Kalakruti Award. They are Susant Kumar Das and Nityananda Sa (stone sculpting), Ronibala Mohapatra (pattachitra), Nirmal Chandra Das (palm leaf engraving), Suresh Chandra Mohapatra (applique) and Kuni Patra (coir craft).

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