The last day of 27th Orange City Craft Fair organized by South Central Area Cultural Center, Nagpur, witnessed a huge crowd bidding their goodbye to the craft mela.On this occasion, Center Director Dr. Deepak Khirwadkar expressed his insights about this programme. This year also artisans were awarded. The first prize 25 thousand was given to Jewelery Handloom, Mamraj Dhulwalia of Hyderabad, Telangana and Vankar Poonam of Bhuj, Gujarat. Second prize of 15 thousand for handloom art material was awarded to Sonu Pal of Uttarakhand and Abhijeet Khatua of West Bengal.Third prize of 10 thousand was given to Handloom (Gujarat) Art Material Dry Flowers and Portrait to Sanjay Kumar of New Delhi, Anoop Bhowmik of West Bengal and Abid Hussain of Uttar Pradesh.And the Santwana Award of 5 thousand was given to Islam Ahmed for Art Material with Demo of Rajasthan. The awards are given on Tayi standards like craft, stall decoration, cleanliness, and deal with customers etc.
The Orange City Craft Fair was attended by 150 artisans, in which 50 artisans were awarded National and State Awards.Thousands of Nagpurians enjoyed this fair which commenced on January 10. Everyday ‘folk dance performances’ was presented by various states artists in the campus.
Like the past 26 years, the ‘Orange City Craft Fair’ remained the center of attraction for everyone, making the winter season more pleasant.Folk and tribal dance performances which were presented by the artists on the last day January 19 include Dholcholam (Manipur), Gaur Madiya (Chhattisgarh), Purwantike Folk Dance (Karnataka), Sangrai Mong (Tripura), Bonalu Dance (Telangana), Sabalpuri Dance (Orissa), Bardoi Shikhala (Assam), Siddhi Dhamal (Gujarat) have colorful performances. And the Nagara players from Haryana attracted everyone and citizens were seen tapping to the tune of the drum. In complete sense, the craft mela was indeed a wonderful experience for the citizens.