Small Entrepreneurs Connect With Consumers At Trade Fair

11
cmt right
7
Comment Right
25
cmt right
5
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email


New Delhi: Urgain Negi and Shakuntala Negi, a couple from Shimla, are old time participants at the trade fair here - selling their decorative items and other knick knacks every year for the past 15 years.



Like the Negis, there are many other small entrepreneurs who look forward to the India International Trade Fair to sell their wares to the thronging crowds who visit the fortnight-long fair at the Pragati Maidan.



There is a couple from Madhya Pradesh, a sister duo from Meghalaya and three friends from Noida -- all of who find the trade fair a great platform for branding themselves.



"I have been making these decorative articles and ear rings for the last several years, and visiting the fair for the 15 years now. The trade fair has never disappointed us and our business," Urgain Negi, in his 60s, told IANS at the Himachal Pradesh pavilion where they have a stall.



Carved wood artefacts in the shape of a wall clock, pen stand, decorative elephants, wall hangings as well as hand crafted stone and polished metal artefacts at the Negi stall fetches many visitors. The couple claim their eyesight has weakened due to this work.



"Each of the metal decorative pieces has to be painted individually and then assembled. To complete one decorative article it takes us almost one week," said Negi as he shows off a golden-colour plated elephant.
Read Also:
5 Entrepreneurial Mantras To Master Productivity
Snapchat Turns Down $3 Bn Offer From Facebook


Source: IANS
next new
SPOTLIGHT
Business
The Pentagon has selected Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS, the cloud computing arm ..
Career
Wiley, a global leader in research and education has announced a series of blended learning progr..
Startup City
Youth are leading India's start-up ecosystem where the median age of founder-entrepreneurs..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will laun..
Gadgets
Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsu..
Technology
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced "Vacatio..
Finance
The Reserve Bank of India injected a total liquidity of Rs 2.98 lakh crore in the market in 20..
Entertainment
"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin doesn't want season eight to be the final chapter of "..
US Indian
Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app sh..