Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited the Mission Shakti Mela (exhibition) in Bhubaneswar.
According to sources, Patnaik appreciated the efforts of the women who have showcased various handloom, handicraft, non-timber forest produces (NTFP), food items, spices, and non-farm products in the exhibition.
Besides, the CM also visited various stalls in the exhibition and encouraged the women belonging to several Mission Shakti Self Help Groups for their exemplary work.
He also encouraged women to keep their spirit alive and to be self-reliant.
Promoting products prepared by Mission Shakti Self Help Groups across the state, the Directorate of Mission Shakti under the Department of Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti has organised a state-level mega exhibition for the first time named ‘Mission Shakti Mela’ from 5th December to 16th December 2019 at the IDCO Exhibition Ground, Unit – III, Bhubaneswar.
This Mela has 213 numbers of stalls for display and sale of various handloom, handicraft, non-timber forest produces (NTFP), food items, spices, and non-farm products.
The Mela was inaugurated by Tukuni Sahu, Minister of Women & Child Development & Mission Shakti on 5th December.