Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga inaugurated 10-day handicrafts exhibition-cum-sale at Kala Kendra here today.
Being organized by the Department of Handicrafts, the objective of the event is to promote and exhibit handicrafts products besides facilitating direct contact between buyers and the sellers, an official handout said.
Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi was present.
Ganga inspected various stalls displaying handicrafts products of all the three regions of the state produced by handicraft cooperative societies, artisans and craftsman.
The Minister asked the artisans and craftsmen to come forward and take the benefit of schemes being launched by the department for their socio-economic uplift.
He said there is good scope for employment generation in handicrafts sector and unemployed youth must optimally utilize this opportunity to settle their lives towards a fine earning. "Government is committed to extend all logistic and financial support to artisans enabling them further develop their skills and boost their business", he asserted.