The festivity of Punjab Day was the centre of attraction at the Punjab Pavilion at the 34th India International Trade Fair-2014 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, on Friday.
The chief guest on the occasion, Punjab industries and commerce minister, Madan Mohan Mittal, was all praise for the way in which Punjab had been presented at the fair.
The main entrance depicted a big sculpture of a woman sculpting her destiny through sheer hard work. The pictures on top of the entrance featured women entrepreneurs.
The other side showed young girls taking big strides in becoming self-reliant. On one side of the entrance, there was a depiction of green and white revolutions. Visitors were greeted to a cultural treat with colorful pictures of dancers, wide fields and great landscape the state boasts of.
The other highlight was the artistes who had come from various parts of the state to display their skills. The area also had interesting display of various artefacts and traditional phulkari arts. There were also two live models, which effectively brought to forefront Punjab being the food basket of India; milk revolution was also one of the highlights.
There was also a display of small-scale industry of Punjab. The ground floor showed the traditional Punjabi products such as traditional phulkari embroidery, Punjabi juttis, suits, and Amritsari pappar wadian being sold.
A cultural evening was organised by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation Limited, Chandigarh, where Miss Pooja enthralled a large number of audience with her popular numbers.