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Darjeeling trade Expo 2014 enthralls locals people and tourists

DARJEELING : Darjeeling's life style shopping festival dubbed National Mega Trade Exhibition and Expo 2014 which started on April 27 at Capital Hall in Darjeeling has enthralled the local people here. The Mega Trade Exhibition EXPO is organized by Darjeeling Unemployed Youths Association in collaboration with the Mega Trade Exhibition. There are about sixty stalls of various items in which more than five thousand products has been displayed, according to Exhibition managing director, Sabir Ahmed. He added more than eighteen states of the country have come for the exhibition to display their products and each states have come up with their own brand. “For example, Kolkata is famous for leather products, similarly Lucknow for handloom, Haryana for handicraft and so on. The products have been displayed according to the choices and wants of the Darjeeling people. 

So we appeal the people to visit this exhibition and grab the opportunity,” Ahmed said. Last year the Expo was organised in Kalimpong and such Mega Trade exhibition is conducted every year in Gangtok , Ahmed further informed. Meanwhile, Darjeeling Unemployed Youths Association president Rohit Thakuri said every year there are thousands of youths who complete their education and remain unemployed, as a result the number of unemployment keeps on increasing. “Therefore, by organizing such exhibition this will help and show right path to those educated unemployed youths,” he opined. He informed no entrance fee is charged for the exhibition, and is open to one and all. “We also took into consideration the ongoing summer tourist season in the hill, so that tourists could also enjoy the Expo,” added Thakuri.

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