Lepakshi Handicrafts fete begins

THE HANS INDIA |   Feb 10,2018 , 03:17 AM IST

District Collector Veera Pandian inaugurating the Lepakshi Handicrafts Exhibition at the Junior Arts College grounds in Anantapur on Friday.
District Collector Veera Pandian inaugurating the Lepakshi Handicrafts Exhibition at the Junior Arts College grounds in Anantapur on Friday.

Anantapur: District Collector Veera Pandian inaugurated the 10-day-long Lepakshi Handicrafts Exhibition at the Junior Arts College grounds here on Friday. Handicrafts products produced by about 100 handicrafts artisans from all over the country are being displayed at the exhibition. 

Nirmal paintings from Telangana, black metal art, brass items, Kondapalli toys, Lace items, Banjara embroideries and wooden carvings are among the products displayed at the exhibition. The Collector, after the inauguration, addressed the artisans and the general public. He appealed to the people to encourage and promote the unique crafts of Indian men and women. 

He said that the government has created a marketing platform for the artisans through the AP Handicrafts Development Corporation since 1982 and organising Craft Melas with the 100 artisans and their products. 

AP Handicrafts Development Corporation Chairman Pale Prasad has stated that a galaxy of craft products from all over the country are available for the people and art lovers in the form of Pochampalli saris, Hyderabad printed saris, Lucknow saris, Bengal, Tripura, and Venkatagiri saris, and Badalpur printed saris, dress materials and handloom saris. The Central government provides 75 per cent of the exhibition expenditure and the state government gives 25 per cent.