[lang_en]Shimla: The 28th India International Trade Fair ( IITF) the premier event of India Trade Promotion Organasation (ITPO), the nodal trade promotion agency of the Government of India started today. Ajay Tyagi, Principal Resident Commissioner Himachal Pradesh inaugurated the Himachal pavilion at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Taking a round of the entire pavilion and speaking to the exhibitors he hoped that woolen products will make a good market, for its high quality products from the tribal regions of the State. He added exhibitions put up by reputed industrial houses would help in showcasing the state as ideal investment place in the country attracting other investors.
Pavilion director, RR. Patial, said that Himachal Day would be organised on 22nd November 2008 at Lal Chowk Theatre in which the leading Himachali artists will perform.
There were many visitors at the tourism stall put up the state government who were making queries about various destinations and visiting times, a spokesman said.
IITF is a major tourist attraction and lakhs of people visit the fair every year. IITF highlights India over a broad sectoral canvas eminently focusing on technological advancements of the various States / Union Territories, State Pavilions offer a dynamic window to reach out to large Indian & International populace. This annual event provides a common platform for the manufacturers, traders, exporters and importers. The fair displays comprises a wide range of products and services including Automobiles, Coir Products, Jute, Textiles, Garments, Household Appliance, Kitchen Appliances, Processed food, Beverages, Confectionery, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Cosmetics, Bodycare & Health care products, Telecommunication, Power sector, Electronic Sector, Furniture, Home Furnishings, Sports Goods, Toys, Engineering Goods etc.[/lang_en]