10-day Sindhuli Fair to kick off on Dec 22Sindhuli Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing a 10-day Sindhuli Fair, an event that showcases products, businesses, cultures and traditions of the district, from December 22.
Sindhuli Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing a 10-day Sindhuli Fair, an event that showcases products, businesses, cultures and traditions of the district, from December 22.
Organising a press conference here on Tuesday, the chamber said the event is aimed at promoting various aspects of the district.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara will inaugurate the expo which is estimated to attracted half a million people and see transaction worth Rs50 million, according to the organiser.
“Sindhuli district holds historic, social, geographic and cultural significance and that needs to be spread across the country for the economic prosperity of the district,” said Binesh Shrestha, president of the chamber. “The district’s major cash crop—sweet orange—is already popular all over the country. But the district has a lot more to offer.”
Reason behind organising the fair, according to the organiser, is to promote tourism in the district as well as to showcase various products manufactured by different small and medium sized enterprises.
In a bid to promote tourism destinations, the organiser has offered various services like—safari, sight-seeing and hiking, among others. “A lot of tourist destinations have remained unexplored and we would like to take the opportunity to market such destinations,” said Shrestha.
“We believe the 10-day fair will be instrumental in finding market to a wide range of goods produced in the district using the local raw materials,” said Shrestha. “Handicrafts made from bamboo, woodcrafts, clothes woven using dhaka and nettle, and dairy products are some of the specialties of the district. All these products have a huge market potential.”
During the fair, more than 250 stalls will showcase all these products. “As such, the fair will also be a platform for traders throughout the country to get information about these products,” said Shrestha.
On the sidelines, activities like photo exhibition, short play, poetry recitation, art exhibition and musical show that reflects local culture will be held, according to the organiser.
In order to attract a large number of people originally from Sindhuli but currently residing in Kathmandu to the fair, the organiser has launched “Let us go to Sindhuli” campaign in the Kathmandu Valley.