According to the website of the Department of Handlooms, Textiles, and Handicrafts, the 16th Toshali National Craft Mela 2022 will be held in Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar from March 28 to April 10. Padmini Dian, the Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, gave the press a brief update on the mela’s intentions and other details. Learn more about Toshali National Craftsmela 2022, including the date, venue, and significance.
Toshali National Crafts Mela 2022
Weaving is made by using an inflorescent stick that is visible following the monsoon. The capital of the state as well as other regions within the country has used golden fans, grass bowls, and mats for years. The increasing population of city dwellers is becoming aware of the aesthetic value of eco-friendly and biodegradable products.
Several high-profile cultural events have been postponed this year to avoid an increasing number of tourists. However, modest traditional cultural performances like as the “dhuduki,” “kendera,” “dasakathia,” “pala,” “kirtan,” “pala,” and “dhuduki” will be given on small stages within the Mela grounds, as well as local folk dances.
The Toshali National Craftsmela will take place in 2022.
This year, there are projected to be 390 handcrafted and artisan stalls in total. It is expected that up to 150 weavers and artisans would be able to show their work and sell their wares directly to clients.
In 2022, the mela will have a theme pavilion dedicated only to the art of Kaincha (golden grass) from Kendrapara, as it does every year.
Last year’s exhibition attracted almost 14 lakh attendees, bringing in at least Rs 12.38 crore for the organisers. For the first time, traders and event organisers expect to welcome around 15 lakh guests and generate Rs 15 crore in income.
Weavers and craftspeople across the country have suffered incredible hardship as a result of COVID.” Minister Dian added, “This mela will offer them an opportunity to lessen their losses.” The craft mela will be available till the 10th of April, 2022.
Toshali National Crafts Mela’s significance 2022
Every year, the State Institute for Development of Arts and Crafts (SIDAC) in Gandamunda hosts a large national crafts fair in Bhubaneswar. SIDAC, an independent institution within the Odisha Government’s Handlooms, Textiles, and Handicrafts Department, is hosting this event.
The HT&H Department has set aside Rs. 2.60 crores from its budget to prepare for this major event.
On the Mela grounds, exhibitors will have access to air-conditioned restrooms. Visitors and exhibitors will have adequate access to fresh drinking water on the grounds, thanks to specific arrangements made by the Mela organizers.
Mela will provide a variety of services, such as fire protection, security, first-aid, ambulances, ATM counters, accessible housing for artisans, elderly wheelchairs, and other related logistics.
During its first year of operation, the Mela generated $14,38 million in revenue and attracted 14 lakh guests. The Mela is estimated to attract around 15 lakh guests this year, with products worth around Rs.15.00 crore expected to be sold.
Toshali National Craftsmela Details 2022
Handicrafts and Handloom Organizations of other countries are encouraged to showcase different handicrafts and handlooms made by their states in a brand new initiative. A food court featuring 30 food stalls, set in exclusive hotel and restaurant chains will serve guests delicious multi-cuisine food items and traditional Odia food in a stunning setting.
The mela last year attracted 14 lakh people and generated total revenue of 12.38 billion from commercial transactions. It is estimated that about 15 lakh persons will visit this year’s mela and that items worth 15 crores will be offered for sale.
Frequently Answered Questions
Which state hosted the Toshali National Crafts Mela?
On Thursday evening in Bhubaneswar, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik opened the 15th edition of the Toshali National Crafts Mela.
Toshali National Crafts Fair began in which state?
The annual Toshali National Crafts Mela in Bhubaneswar was opened by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. There was a virtual opening ceremony.
What is the purpose of the National Craft Mela?
Mela also strives to preserve Indian traditional arts, handicrafts, and handlooms while also educating and raising awareness about the talents and creative subtleties involved in their creation.
What is the location of Tosali?
Tosali or Toshali is a historic city in the present-day state of Odisha in eastern India. This territory was ruled by the Kalinga Kingdom.