Jaipur is a city full of culture hues, handicrafts, artworks, festivals and all things colorful, but it only gets better and happier when the festival of Diwali is just few days away. So what do people do at this time? Clean their houses, get them painted, and do their favorite thing – Shopping 😉 To cater to their needs, the department of women and child development hosted a week-long exhibition – Rashtriya Amrita Haat at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Held from 6th Oct – 14th Oct, Amrita Haat displayed 126 stalls showcasing a terrific array of products manufactured by women’s self-help groups from six states viz. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand & Punjab.
Inaugurated by Women & Child Development Minister, Anita Bhadel, the exhibition was a palette of colors and a perfect place to shop at if you want to catch a whiff of various cultures blended and borne by some beautiful and unique products.
The culture of Rajasthan was seen beaming in the cheerful puppets, pretty tie & dye clothes like dupattas, sarees, kurtis & skirts, bangles, Rajasthani jutis, Diwali decoratives etc. Other things displayed included handloom and terracotta items, handicraft goods, artifacts, marble products, artificial jewellery, diyas, designer candles, clothes with zari work, paper mache items and decorative objects are on display at the haat in a rural setting.
The stalls could be seen handled by women, old couples and children which makes the effort a special one. It had a great footfall with a lot of people shopping passionately especially for new clothes and home decor as Diwali is around the corner. Apart from shopping, people could be seen enjoying the ‘Nukkad Naatak’ and to end it all with a great taste, they could be seen relishing the incredible variety of food including chaat, continental and Indian food 🙂