Jammu: An impressive valediction ceremony to mark end of Exhibition cum Craft Mela was today organised by Department of Handicrafts and Handloom, Jammu, here at Kala Kendra.

During the 15 day Exhibition cum Craft Mela, 45 stalls were allotted to a total 69 artisans and cooperative societies, and district offices of the department.

The artisans from both Jammu and Kashmir divisions actively participated. A sale of approx. Rs. 45 lakh was recorded during the event.

On the valediction day, certificates were distributed among the artisans, representatives of cooperative societies and district offices of Handicrafts and Handloom department.

Speaking at the valediction day, artisans and representatives of cooperative societies appreciated efforts of the department in giving them a platform to sell their handmade products.

The participants urged upon the department to provide them support in other fields like new innovations, exploration of market trends and platforms on national and international level.

The Director Handicrafts and Handloom, Jammu assured the artisans all possible help in promoting their crafts.

The event was attended by the Joint Director, Handicrafts, Jammu, Joint Director, Handloom, Jammu, Deputy Director Admin, Deputy Director Trainings, Development Officer, Deputy Director Planning and all Assistant Directors of Handicrafts and Handloom Jammu.