Bangladesh to participate in Int''l Guwahati Trade Fair

Guwahati, Jan 27 (PTI) For the first time, Bangladesh isall set to be a participating country and showcase itsproducts and culture in a grand manner in the InternationalGuwahati Trade Fair (IGTF) starting here from tomorrow.

"For the first time in the 18 years history of IGTF,Bangladesh will be a participating country and showcase itsproduct and culture for the people of the North East", IGTFVice-President Rajesh Das told reporters here today.

With exquisite handicraft, jute and indigenous productsto be displayed in the digital Bangladesh pavilion, thecountry''s most internationally acclaimed singer James, who isfamous for rendering soul stirring numbers in Bollywood moviesas Metro and Gangster will perform live at the venue ofManiram Dewan Trade centre.

The Bangladesh pavilion will have more than 44 companiesto reveal the resurgent country with wide variety of modernand traditional products, Das said.

The Bangladesh celebration in IGTF will be organised incoordination with Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladeshgovernment and Bangladesh Embassy in India.

A 38-member cultural troop from Bangladesh, whichincludes top fashion designer, models, choreographers andtraditional dancers will travel by road from Dawki and performlive.

Other countries Thailand, Pakistan, Egypt and Turkeywill also participate in the fair which will have a giantreplica of the famous India gate to greet the visitors whilean exclusive food court will provide delicacies from all overthe country besides a special chef from Bangladesh to dish outtraditional food items.

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