International Expo, 2007-08 to be held in Bihar

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Patna, Nov 23 (UNI) The first International Patna Expo, a 11-day exposition, would be held in Bihar from December 29.

Leo Advertising Managing Director M A Khan told newspersons here today that the revellers will get an opportunity to glimpse into a wide range of latest and best-line products in the expo in which six countries had so far given their consent to participate.

He said the business giants of Egypt, Thailand, Kenya, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh would be here with their products to be displayed in the expo.

Mr Khan said the international pavilions were likely to be the favourite haunts of the shoppers with Kenya putting its traditional artefacts on display, Thailand with is decorative items, Egypt with its exquisite furniture, papyrus paintings and products made of camel skin.

Besides, the expo would also exhibit Jamdani, Moslin and Tangail saris from Bangaladesh, as well as dry fish and melamine products.

The Myanmar pavilion will have an assorted range of gold jewellery studded with rubies, sapphires, jades and emeralds while Pakistan will have apparel, melamine and other products on display.

Besides hosting a number of other events, the expo will feature cultural evenings to be graced by Indian Idol runner-up Amit Paul and popular Bhojpuri artist Kalpana Patowary.

The expo would be inaugurated by noted Bollywood music composer Ismail Darbar.

Mr Khan said the exposition will have 500 stalls and 20 pavillions where the revellers could avail of the best of bargains, discounts and offers of schemes from renowned international companies dealing in home and household products, electronic goods, entertainment, fashion and lifestyle, children's, sports and fitness, services and even wedding-related merchandise.

The other attraction of the expo will be the administrative block which will hold centrestage at the Gandhi Maidan, a replica of the magestic Victoria Memorial at Kolkata, he informed.

UNI

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