Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates ‘International Craft Summit’
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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