Bihar is to be showcased as a fast emerging reservoir of skilled workforce at the 32nd India international trade fair (IITF) to be held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi from November 14 to 27, 2012.
The international event, which is organised every year by the India trade promotion organisation (ITPO) in the national capital, is based this time on 'skilling India'.
To complement this theme, the department of industries has planned to display government projects initiated by different departments to create skills in service sectors and to upgrade entrepreneurial skills in leather goods, textiles, handicrafts, rural arts and crafts, jewellery, furniture and furnishings, jute and coir, khadi products, besides food and agricultural products.
The Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA), which is the implementing agency of the forthcoming project, has started sprucing up the Bihar pavilion, created over nearly 1, 450 square metre area of the fair ground.
"The Bihar pavilion will also highlight the number of skill upgradation programmes in the service sector. The entire segment will be turned into a mini-Bihar with all its colour, culture, handicrafts, costumes and food variety," Shailesh Thakur, industries director, said.
"A cultural evening, presenting artists of the state will also be held at Hansadhwani auditorium at the maidan on November 23. More details of the event will be decided in the meeting to be held this month end," he added.
A BIADA official, preferring anonymity, said that the event is intended to disseminate information to the unemployed, unskilled workforce about the employment opportunities after the training courses.
The event, which is known as the biggest trade fair in this part of the world, will bring together skilled workforce and the potential employers.
Last year, 7,000 exhibitors, including overseas participation from 28 countries representing over 350 companies participated in the fair. It had also attracted trade delegations from 73 countries.