New Delhi – 11th November’2020 – The 50th edition of IHGF-Delhi fair Autumn’2020 on virtual platform, concluded yesterday. “It was second show in the series of IHGF Delhi Fair held on virtual platform, marking a new beginning in exhibition industry to overcome the situation arisen due to outbreak of covid pandemic when organising physical activity was not possible,” said Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH.
Ravi K. Passi, Chairman – EPCH spoke about the 50th edition of IHGF-Delhi fair Autumn’2020 being first of its kind of virtual Trade fair for Handicraft Products organised by EPCH from 04-09 November’ 2020 spread over in 25 virtual halls and participated by more than 1400 manufacturers and exporters from the Country. The show was considered as a tremendous success both in terms of exhibitors participation as well as buyers visit leading to transacting business, said Ravi K Passi, Chairman-EPCH.
“Approximately 4360 overseas buyers from 116 countries, buying representatives and domestic volume retail buyers visited the show on virtual platform to source home, lifestyle, fashion, furniture including buyers of MRD Home, Horgan Import Export, Australia, Palazzo Timeless Accessories B.V., Belgium, Cromus Embalagens IndÃºstria e ComÃ©rcio de Embalagens Ltda., Brazil, Simpli Home Ltd., Canada, TJX Canada, Tirssa Gallery, Colombia, Trade Point A/S, Denmark, Julia Grup Furniture SL, Spain, Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd., Japan, Only Natural, Netherlands, Atlas, GmbH, Germany and JLA Home, United States and many more,” informed Dr. Rakesh Kumar.
Ravi K Passi informed the highlights of the fair remained Fashion Ramp shows, craft demonstrations, webinars and panel discussions.
“The Ajai Shankar Memorial awards for Best Design Display for virtual booths were also given to the participants of various product categories like Decorative and Gifts; Houseware & Table; Glass artware; Furniture; Home Furnishing & Made up; Carpet, Rugs & Floorings; Lamp & Lighting accessories and Fashion Jewellery & Accessories, bathroom accessories; bags and accessories; candles; incense sticks; and gift wraps & ribbons alongwith awards to women entrepreneurs,” informed Dr. Rakesh Kumar.
The Ajai Shankar Memorial awards for Best Design Display for virtual booths awarded to the following:-
In Decorative & Gift (Including Corporate Gifts) category :
Award was given to M/s SUHAG IMPEX, SAHARANPUR, U.P.
In Houseware, Tableware, Kitchenware and Hotelware (including EPNS) category:
Award was given to M/s ADHYA DESIGN PRIVATE LIMITED, FARIDABAD, U.P.
In Furniture, Furniture Hardware & Accessories:
Award was given to M/s CHIRMI OVERSEAS, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN
In Candeles, Incense Sticks, Potpourri and Aromatics:
Award was given to M/s s HEM CORPORATION, MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA
In Home Furnishings and Madeups:
Award was given to M/s RATAN TEXTILES PVT. LTD, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN
In Carpet, Rugs & Accessories category:
Award was given to M/s EAST WEST TRADING CORPN, BHADOHI, U.P
In Fashion Jewellery, Bags, Scarves, Tie and Accessories category:
Award was given to M/s PATODIA ORGANICS LLP, KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL
In LAMPS, LIGHTING AND ACCESSORIES category:
Award was given to M/s DECENT GLASS, FIROZABAD, U.P
In Christmas and Festive Decoration category:
Award was given to M/s AL-FAHEEM HANDICRAFTS, NEW DELHI
In Handmade Paper, Gift Wraps & Ribbons including Soft Toys category:
Award was given to M/s PAPYRA ARTS, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN
In LAWN, GARDEN ORNAMENTS AND ACCESSORIES category:
Award was given to M/s SANGHAVI EXPORTS, MORADABAD, U.P
In BATHROOM ACCESSORIES category:
Award was given to M/s COPPERSMITH CREATIONS, NEW DELHI
In Women Entrepreneur category:
Award was given to M/s ANTIQUE INDIA FURNITURE, JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN
In Associate organization category:
Award was given to M/s INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, GUWAHATI, ASSAM
In Central Region category:
Award was given to M/s KALANGAN HOME TEXTILES PRIVATE LIMITED, DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND
In Northern Region category:
Award was given to M/s RAMA HANDICRAFTS & NATURE KRAFTS, NEW DELHI
In Southern Region category:
Award was given to M/s KAUSUMMBH ENTERPRISES, BANGALORE, KARNATAKA
In Western Region category:
Award was given to M/s ARTEFAKT – NAGPUR DOLLS, NAGPUR, MAHARASHTRA
In North Eastern Region category:
Award was given to M/s SILK AND HANDICRAFT COOPERATIVE SAMABAI SAMITY LTD, NAGAON, ASSAM
In Eastern Region category:
Award was given to M/s SONA ART, PATNA, BIHAR
“The Handicrafts exports during the year 2019-20 was Rs. 25,270.14 crores and during April-October 2020-21 is Rs. 11,298.88 Crores and USD 1508.60 Million,” informed Dr. Rakesh Kumar.