‘Patna Haat’ to come up in city
PATNA: A ‘Patna Haat’ on the pattern of ‘Delhi Haat’ is likely to come up in the city soon.
Inaugurating the 17th Mahila Udyog Mela at the DAV-BSEB Colony ground on Thursday, state industries minister Renu Kumari Kushwaha said the state government was in the process of identifying a site for the ‘Patna Haat’.
The fair, organized by the Bihar Mahila Udyog Sangh, will conclude on Monday. More than 200 stalls have been put up at which creations of women entrepreneurs from Pune, Faizabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Bangalore and Patna besides Lahore and Karachi are on display. “In a first, the Patna fair has gone international with one of the stalls selling saris and suit pieces with Pakistani embroidery on them,” said Sangh president Pushpa Chopra.
Bangalore-based designer Pallav Chandra said his cotton and silk saris and dress materials of natural fabrics were available in the price range of Rs 850 to Rs 5,000. Abdul Mazeed from J&K has brought pashmina shawls and stoles. Also on sale are saris with hand and block painting on themes like ‘Chhath’ and ‘Holi’ festivals, designed by Sunita Prakash and her team.
Mahila Kalyan Sangathan has put up nine stalls. “We have brought products of weavers from Varanasi, Bhagalpur and Kolkata,” said Sangathan president Anukampa Rai. There are also stalls selling furniture, carpets, home decor items and kitchen appliances.