Gamosa Mela for local artisans gets underway

Our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, April 8: Much to the relief to the promising local artisans of Darrang who have been in search of an organized market for handloom woven Bihuwan in the district headquarter town at Mangaldai ahead of Rongali Bihu festival, the District Handloom and Textile Department, with active support from the district administration of Darrang, has started an exhibition-cum-sale of Bihuwan titled Gamosa Mela-2018 for local artisans at Mangaldai town.
Mangaldai legislator Gurujyoti Das on Sunday ceremonially iugurated this week-long mela at Jayanta Hazarika memorial park on the bank of the historic ‘Borpukhuri’  in presence of artisans, buyers, members of different organizations and SHGs and several prominent guests.
In his address, legislator Das appealed to the potential local artisans to take up this trade commercially to fulfil the market demand and thus stop the illegal market of power loom made products transported from outside the State and neighbouring country Bangladesh.