Bhubaneswar: The 15th Toshali National Crafts Mela will be held at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar from January 21 to February 5.
The decision came after a meeting that was held at the Lok Seva Bhawan here under the chairmanship of Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena.
The number of stalls, that will be put up at the event, has been limited to 250 due to the COVID-19 situation, while a total of 450 stalls were part of the Toshali National Crafts Mela last year.
“Social distancing and strict adherence to COVID protocols will be maintained here”, Pradeep Kumar Jena said.
The Mela aims at preserving and nurturing traditional art forms, handicrafts and handloom of India and create awareness and educate people on the skills and creative intricacies involved in making the products.