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Tura Industrial Fair 3.0 promotes local entrepreneurs and products in Garo Hills

During his address at the inaugural function, Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Jagdish Chelani praised the dedication and hard work put into the fair's setup, particularly highlighting the Valentine's Day theme that infused an aura of cheerfulness. He also commended the DCIC staff for their achievement in enrolling 2,300 applications for the PM Vishwakarma Scheme in the district.

TURA:

The three-day Tura Industrial Fair 3.0 (TIF) kicked off at the Matchakolgre LP School Playground, New Tura on February 13, with the inauguration ceremony led by the Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Jagdish Chelani. This annual district-level industrial fair, organised by the District Commerce and Industries Centre (DCIC) of Tura, aims to promote and support local entrepreneurs while showcasing their products.

During his address at the inaugural function, Chelani praised the dedication and hard work put into the fair’s setup, particularly highlighting the Valentine’s Day theme that infused an aura of cheerfulness. He also commended the DCIC staff for their achievement in enrolling 2,300 applications for the PM Vishwakarma Scheme in the district.

Recognising Tura’s evolving economy, Chelani emphasised the importance of promoting local industries and leveraging platforms like the Tura Industrial Fair for entrepreneurs to network and elevate their businesses. He noted the significant role of industries in enhancing the quality and quantity of products, especially in a high-agriculture economy zone like Garo Hills.

Don Felicient R Marak, General Manager of DCIC Tura, outlined the department’s efforts in organizing the renamed Tura Industrial Fair and its broader mandate to foster industrial growth. He highlighted the various activities undertaken by DCIC, including organising awareness programmes, providing training and capacity building, and offering financial and marketing support to entrepreneurs across different sectors.

The fair featured participation from various departments such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Sericulture and Weaving, Fishery, and Community of Home Science, as well as 47 local entrepreneurs from Garo Hills. Products on display ranged from locally sourced food items to wooden crafts, bamboo products, jewellery, and handloom items like Dakmandas. The event also offered live music shows by the Meghalaya Grassroots Music Programme (MGMP) and a Kids Zone for entertainment.

Heads of departments, DCIC officers and staff, local artisans, and residents attended the inaugural function. The Tura Industrial Fair 3.0 will remain open until February 15, welcoming visitors to explore the diverse array of products showcased at the Matchakolgre LP School Playground, Tura.

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