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Bhaona in Make in India

Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva took part in the first ever 'Make in India Week' in Mumbai held on February 13-18. A seven-member team displayed production of Aharya of Ankiya Bhaona there. Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva had collaboration with Sangeet Natak Akademi for this. Theirs was the only team from North East. Govt of India selected them for participation in this international event where 60 countries joined. Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva members displayed different Aharya items and showed the production process right in the exhibition.

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the main event, Governor of Maharashtra Vidyasagar Rao inaugurated the cultural section of the exhibition, where the Assam stall was situated. The Society members felicitated the Governor during his visit to the stall with Gamocha and a mask.

Several thousand visitors visited the stall of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva . Some exporters showed interest in exporting Aharya items. Jewellery, mask, costume etc drew attention of the crowd. Jewellery made of wood and paper worth Rs 27,000 were sold there.

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