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Kala Kumbh: Exhibition to promote GI crafts and Heritage of India held in New Delhi

On February 18, 2020, the Ministry of Textiles organized “Kala Kumbh”. It is an exhibition to promote GI (Geographical Indication) crafts and heritage of India. These exhibitions are sponsored by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts.

Highlights

The exhibition has been planned in several cities such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The exhibition is being held exclusively for GI tag handicrafts. The GI tag is used on handicrafts that correspond to specific geographical location. As of August 2019, around 178 handicrafts have been provided with GI tag all over India.

The exhibition will include GI crafts such as Thrissur screw pine, Molakalmur hand block printing, Kolhapur chappal, Dharwad Kasauti Embroidery, Anathapur leather puppet, etc. These are all GI tagged handicrafts.

Export Promotion Council

The Export Promotion Council are authorities that assist in promoting and supporting their products in international market. They are non-profit groups. Every council is responsible for a particular group of products.

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Cha-Chai Art Work inaugurated at National Museum by Portuguese president

The Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is on a four-day visit to India. On February 14, 2020, he along with the Minister of Tourism, India Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated a Cha-Chai art-work installation at the National Museum.

What is Cha-Chai Art Work?

The 5pm tea is a family tradition of the Portuguese. According to their family culture, it strengthens family bonding. The Cha-Chai art work inaugurated was a teapot art work. It symbolically depicts people to people relations between the countries.

The Cha-Chai art work inaugurated was made of iron railings. It depicted the bridge between rural and urban landscape. The aroma of tea in the art work depicted the journey from physical to surreal world.

The President is to visit Goa for two days to sign water management and sewerage management agreements.

Portuguese in Goa

The Portuguese had ruled Goa for more than 450 years. They arrived in India in the 14th century. Today there are more than 10,000 to 12,000 Portuguese speakers in the state.

The Indian Army invaded Goa, Daman and Diu in 1961. This brought an end to the Portugal rule in India.

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