Friday, August 31, 2007

Chamling asks for up-market space for Sikkim Emporium in Delhi

GANGTOK: The Sikkim government has demanded an up-market space for its Emporium in New Delhi from the Centre.
Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling made the demand when he called on the Union Textiles Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela in New Delhi yesterday, an official release said here today.
He told the union minister that as the state did not have its Emporium in an up-market area in New Delhi, it was unable to tap the full potential of marketing its handicraft products.
Urging the minister to allot a suitable space for Sikkim Emporium in the Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan located at Baba Kharag Singh Marg, Chamling said it would give the state an opportunity to showcase its exquisite traditional handloom and handicraft items.
The Chief Minister also highlighted that this will narrow the existing gap between products and marketing facilities and support the craftsmen of the state by solving the unemployment problem of youth in the rural areas.