Panaji:The Goa Pavilion set up at India International Trade Fair was inaugurated by Shri. T.S. Sawant Director of Information and Publicity at iconic Pragati Maidan in the National Capital New Delhi today.

The theme of IITF for this year is Startup India, Standup India. The Goa Pavilion spread on an area of 150sq mtrs in hanger 15 is conceptualized and aesthetically designed by MS Vinsan Graphics a reputed agency from Goa with a thrust on contemporary art to project Goa to the outer world in right perspective.

Every year the Goa State participates in IITF, a mega international trade fair with the prime objective of showcasing the progress and development made by Goa in varied sectors besides to project Goan cuisine and hospitality, promote tourism in a big way, attract industries to generate employment avenues and promote industrial growth and investment in the state.

The Dept. of information and publicity is the nodal agency for the participation of Goa at IITF which coordinates with other participating departments and corporations which includes Dept. of Tourism, Dept. of Industries, Trade and commerce, GHRSSIDC,  GTDC and GIDC.

At Goa Pavilion the brochures incorporating the achievements of the state Government under Tourism, Industries and Information Technology are being distributed to the visitors.

During the two week long IITF period the artists attached to Sidhivinayak Kala Sang Mardol will enthrall the Delhites and other people visiting the Goa Pavilion with traditional Goan Cultural performances. In addition to this, the artisans attached to Goa handicrafts Corporation will sell their items/ products till November 27th 2017.

The inaugural ceremony was also attended by Shri. Prakash Naik information officer, Shri Deepak Narvekar PRO GTDC, Shri Prakash Kamat functional Manager DITC, Shri Nanda Shirodkar Dy. General Manager Legal GIDC, Shri Aaron Fernandes representative of MS. Vinsan Graphics, Shri Shyam Gaonkar, Shri Dhanajay Kerker and Shri Manohar Degvekar, officials attached to DIP.