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Mamata congratulates Rural Craft Hub of Bengal

Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today congratulated the Rural Craft Hub of Bengal for being invited by the UNESCO at a special event in Paris scheduled in July.

“Our efforts to spread rural crafts of Bengal across boundaries continue to get yet another international acclaim,” Banerjee wrote on her Facebook wall today.

“I am happy to share with you Rural Craft Hub of Bengal, which is run by the Micro Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles Department of our state, has received the rare honour of being selected by UNESCO Headquarters to showcase their artistes in Paris on 28th July, 2015,” the Chief Minister wrote.

“One each artisan of the hub — patachitra from Pingla, sitalpati from Coochbehar, wooden mask from Kushmundi, terracota from Panchmura, dokra from Bikna — along with baul and chau team will be visiting France to represent India at the prestigious Gannat festival during July 7-26, 2015.

“A special event has been planned at Paris Plage and at UNESCO Headquarters on 28th July 2015. My best wishes to all of them,” Banerjee posted.

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