Cottage industry fair concludes

Kathmandu, June 9:

Pampha Bhusal, minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare today honoured 13 best entrepreneurs and presented awarads to them.

Prabin Dhaka Udhyog, Jhapa received Rs 25,000 cash prize sponsored by Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Similarly, Swanig Achar Udhyog, Kathmandu received Rs 15,000 cash prize sponsored by Nepal Chamber of Commerce, at the concluding ceremony of the 19th edition of National Small and Cottage Industry Exhibition.

Gyan Devi Handicraft, Lalitpur bagged Rs 10,000 cash prize sponsored by Handicrafts Association of Nepal. Makwanpur Bamboo Handicrafts bagged the cash prize of Rs 10,000 sponsored by Nepal Cottage and Small Industries Federation, while Rs 10,000 cash prize sponsored by National Federation of Cottage and Small Industries was awarded to Milan Radipakhi Udhyog, Rumjatar.

Rara Handmade, Mugu; Langhali Dhaka Kapada Udhyog, Ramechhap; Rochak Handicrafts, Kathmandu; Kanchan Khukuri Udhyog, Dhankuta; Bhaibahadur Nigalo Udhyog, Okhaldhunga; Noname Handicrafts, Lalitpur; Purna shoe Centre, Kalikot; Makwanpur Carpentor Woodcraft; Nepal Craft Paper Industries, Kathmandu; Laxmi Fruits Refinery, Ropla; Netra handicrafts, Gorkha and others bagged the best entrepreneur award with Rs 7,000 cash and trophy of 10-tola silver and certificate.

Doormilla Dhaka, Udaypur received the best women entrepreneur award of Rs 7,000 cash prize and a trophy.

The exhibition, organised to promote products of micro and cottage industries, attracted around 50,000 visitors within the five days. The event provided a platform for micro and small entrepreneurs to explore markets.

Together 154 stalls of various products representing 65 districts under 13 different categories were on display-cum-sales in the event. The products from Pashmina to Dhaka clothes, readymade garments, metal crafts, bamboo products, clay and stone goods, leather goods, wooden craft, forestry products, carpets and woollen goods, handmade paper, food to drink items and others — displayed were produced using local raw materials and indegenious technologies.

Cottage and Small Industries Development Board, in association with eight different organisations, has organised the exhibition.