By Madhup. Chandigarh 31st Oct: Once again, CII Chandigarh Fair has set up the spirits for the blissful festive season ahead with wide array of branded consumer products from India as well as abroad in its fifteenth edition. The fair has observed a footfall of over 1.25 Lakhs visitors in the last three days. In addition to the diverse range of consumer products from established mega brands wide collection of handicrafts, handlooms and decorative items from exhibitors in Social Exposition have added a new flavour to the CII flagship event. Decorative metal works, fancy candles, etc. displayed by the Deaf Way Foundation as well as Self Help Groups sponsored by NABARD are catching a huge number of eyeballs. Products manufactured using rural agricultural wastes are on display and are selling like hotcakes. This fair has also provided an opportunity to the states of the Indian Republic to showcase their strengths and competitive advantages. States such as West Bengal and Gujarat are participating in a big way and trying to market and showcase their unique products. Gujarat is also utilizing the opportunity to market its flagship event Vibrant Gujarat 2011 wherein CII is associated as the national partner.
Finger licking delicacies served by renowned houses such as Sagar Ratna, Kwality, exclusive Pakistani Food Court, etc. are rejuvenating the spirits of the visitors. People of the city beautiful were seen dancing to the tunes of folk artists from across the border.
Lt General Andi M Ghalib, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Republic of Indonesia appreciated the CII endeavor and said, “Such fairs provide a unique opportunity for strengthening bilateral business and emotional ties. We look forward to more international participation especially from ASEAN countries (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in the next editions of the fair.
During the visit, CII Northern Region Director and Head of Tradefairs, Mr Pikinder Pal Singh said, “The response to this 15th edition fair is really overwhelming. We are committed to make this event bigger and more blissful with every passing year.” “Number of new ideas have been generated out of this fair itself which we are looking forward to bring for the people of Tricity in the days to come. Exhibitors were delighted with generation of tremendous business leads as well as on the spot transactions. Various new schemes and products are on display and sale. Approximately all the exhibitors here have launched new products and schemes around the most favourable time of the year” he added.
Visitors from every nook and corner of the region were seen shopping and enjoying this annual shopping festival organized in the heart of the City Beautiful…