Jamshedpur : The three-day consumer fair, ‘Jagriti-2015’ kicked-off in city amidst great enthusiasm.
Organised by Maheswari Mahila Mandal at Tulsi Bhawan, the fair witnessed overwhelming response on the inaugural day. The fair showcases all the household items and consumer durable goods under one roof.
About 70 stalls have been put up in the fair. From home-made snacks to decorative pieces made out of waste products, an array of products of art and craft grabbed the attention of the people who had gathered for the opening ceremony of consumer fair.
An official of Jamshedpur Maheswari said that in a bid to promote women entrepreneurs and artisans and provide them a platform to market their products the fair is being organized. She added that there is no dearth of creativity amongst the women and they must be promoted in the field of trading. She inspected the fair and lauded the designer products displayed by the participants.
Participants from different areas including Ranchi, Kolkata, Ghatshila, Chakradharpur, Chakulia, Chandil, Musabani and Jaipur are participating. Women entrepreneurs dealing in products like diamond jewellary, cosmetics, readymade garments and other gift items are participating in the fair.
Sushila Agrawal, functionary of Jamshedpur Maheshwari Mahila Mandal, said that the fair is a brainchild of the senior members of the Mandal, who wanted promote women in the field of commerce.
There are number of women who have talents and produce number of products like pots, pickles, designer wears, paintings and other host of decorative pieces.
The participants at the fair are also excited. “I have been into trade of jewellary from last five years. Through this fair I have been able to market my products in a much efficient manner,” Pratibha Dhoot.
It may be mentioned that Maheswari Mahila Mandal, a city-based social and cultural organisation, is dedicated towards women empowerment. It regularly undertakes series of programme for the welfare of the society.