Bhubaneswar: A preparatory meeting on organisation of 14th Toshali National Crafts Mela 2019 was held here on Wednesday.
Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian chaired the meeting.
14th Toshali National Crafts Mela 2019 will be held from 15th to 27th December at Janata Maidan. More than 400 artisans and weavers will participate in the Mela. There will be 400 stalls.
Dian suggested including tribal artists, art, artifacts from different states of India including Odisha.
This year, Toshali Crafts Mela will be organised in a new form, she expressed.
Department secretary Shubha Sarma said that Tohsali Crafts Mela has become increasingly popular amongst artists as well as the public.
It has imparted impetus to local as well as national artists.
The specialty of the Mela this year is that the Mela will be disable-friendly and plastic-free.
The public can see the folk artists from the nook and corner of the State in the open pandal. The theme of the 14th Toshali National Crafts Mela 2019 will be based on ‘Handlooms’.