Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates ‘International Craft Summit’

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 20 January inaugurated an ‘International Craft Summit’ in Jajpur.

An overview of the news

  • It is a first of its kind Crafts Summit which brings together leading craftsmen, culture and art enthusiasts.

  • International delegates from 15 countries have reached Jajpur to engage with local artisans and other stakeholders.

  • Four United Nations agencies and five UNESCO Creative Cities have partnered to make this ambitious and forward-looking event a reality on behalf of the State Government.

  • Jajpur was the ancient capital of Odisha.

  • With its existing wealth of religious tourism, urban tourism and Buddhist tourism, it has the potential to become a major tourism hub.

  • The cultural heritage of Jajpur is reflected in its vibrant art forms.

  • Odisha is a glorious land of immaculate arts and crafts. This is an example of artistic culture. The artistic skills of the craftsmen are reflected in many forms.

  • It can be seen in temples, sculptures, Buddhist temples, hand-woven fabrics, Patta paintings, wood works, metal works, etc.

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