by Medindia Content Team on  October 26, 2007 at 7:39 PM Lifestyle News
Mizoram Conducts Bamboo Festival to Boost Tourism in the State
The first ever Bamboo festival was held here recently to showcase the states bamboo products and to promote tourism in the state.

The three-day festival was organised by the tourism department with the theme "promote tourism".

In the festival, where the stalls were put up under the banner "bamboo, the ultimate source of prosperity" provided a magnificent platform for traders to display their bamboo and other indigenous products.

C.Ramhluna, PCCF, Mizoram and Chairman of State Bamboo Steering Committee said, "Bamboo has been utilised for building, construction and also for the purpose of irrigation facility. I think Bamboo contributes a lot in our daily life."

Apart from the stalls of indigenous product, there was an exhibition-cum-sale of different handloom and handicraft products, along with displaying various major fruits and flowers of the state.

"We just want to show our varieties of products of Bamboo. We are also using it for flower stands. We also have different kinds of Bamboo," said Margaretv Vanlalijani, a horticulture development officer and a participant.

A fashion show displaying both the traditional Mizo handloom dresses as well as the modern designers outfits, was the centre of attraction.

Mizoram is a state with the total area of 21,087 sqkm, out of which bamboo orchards occupying an area of 7882 sqkm.

Source: ANI

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