Chennai Vizha Craft & Food Festival to begin in city from April 29
Chennai, Apr 24 (KNN) Chennai Vizha, a handicrafts, handloom and food festival is all set to take place at the Island Ground in the city from April 29 to May 14, 2023.
The event is being organised by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore.
“The initial plan was to conduct a national event but then we got good response from other countries too,” said Sandeep Nanduri, Director, Tourism, and Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation.
Individual artisans from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda and Uzbekistan will be displaying their native country handcrafted products.
As per reports, artisan from more than 20 states will be setting up over 80 stalls at the event.
“There is a Tamil Nadu zone too with 70 stalls and here we will highlight our products that have bagged Geographical Indication tag,” Nanduri said.
He added that the idea is to expose artisans from other places at one platform. “We will have a workshop area to show how some of the products are being made,” he said.
The Tourism department is also organising a Tamil Nadu Medical Value Travel Summit 2023” in Chennai on April 29 and 30. (KNN Bureau)
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