KOKRAJHAR, July 16 � The Bodoland Regional Apex Weavers & Artisans Co-operative Federation Ltd (BRAWFED) has been entrusted to organise the thematic exhibition on Indian handicrafts to be sponsored by the Development Commissioner for Handicrafts, Govt of India, under the Ministry of Textiles between September 16-20 at Thimphu in Bhutan in collaboration with the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) of Bhutan, informed Malati Narzary and N Rana Patgiri, chairperson and director, BRAWFED, in a press meet at Kokrajhar.
Apart from participating in the trade fair, artisans and sellers from BTC and the North-eastern region along with other parts of the country a huge cultural programme will be held at the venue at Changlingmithang Stadium Parking, Thimphu, Bhutan.
Such programmes shall include Indian cultural shows in particular from Bodoland and Assam in the inaugural part of the exhibitions besides fashion shows of Indian handloom and handicrafts, musical nite of prominent Bollywood stars, buyer and seller meet among others.
At the same time, the BCCI of Bhutan in the same venue also organised a fair of the 2nd Bhutan International Trade Fair wherein 180 stalls are going to exhibit attractive items to explore global trading the sources informed.
In this regard from the Indian side, the thematic exhibition organised by BRAWFED in Bhutan is going to be exhibited in 50 stalls with an objective to create a brand image of Indian handicrafts in international market and promote export of handicrafts from Bodoland & North-eastern States of India, according to the sources.
Both the officials of BRAWFED also said that although it was formed in July 2008, reorganising the Bodoland Association of handloom unit but achieved a glorious success within a very short span of time by participating in several national and international trade fairs of high repute and significantly the handloom and handicrafts of Bodoland area have generated tremendous demand in the international market and hopefully the local artisans, weavers and craftsmen will definitely benefit from high returns along with future opportunities, they added.