The most-awaited lifestyle show of the region, Thailand Week 2017 got off to a colourful start at Himachal Bhawan here today. Hundreds of residents of Tricity and surrounding areas visited the fair on the first day today. Mrs Kavita Singh, Secretary Industries, Chandigarh Administration and MD, CITCO, Chandigarh, inaugurated the fair with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Ms Tapasya Raghav, Director-cum-GM-Industries, Chandigarh Administration, was the guest of honour on the occasion.
CII, in association with the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Government of Thailand, is organising the five-day ‘Thailand Week 2017’ from 29 March to 2 April.
Mr Panuwat Jantharajit, Counsellor (Commercial), Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, said, “Our aim is to boost people-to-people contact between Thailand and the North India. With many Thai students studying at Panjab University, the City Beautiful enjoys a special cultural relationship with the people of Thailand. Direct flights from Chandigarh to Thailand slated to start soon will also boost trade as well as people-to people ties between the two nations.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rohit Grover, CII Chandigarh Council Chairman, said, “CII, along with the Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi, and the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, is organising the 5th edition of Thailand Week 2017 starting today till 2 April at Himachal Bhawan, Sector 28 B, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh. The show will feature 30 stalls from Thailand displaying skin & beauty care products, wellness/spa products, gems & jewelry, optical goods, handicrafts, artificial flowers & home décor items, apparels & fashion accessories, ladies handbags, footwear, household products, food items, pet food and much more. 13. Apart from serving as a good shopping spree for the residents of the region, this event would also focus on the Trade segment through focused B2B meetings on 30 March at Himachal Bhawan between 11 am to 1 pm.”
Mr Sofi Zahoor, CII Chandigarh Council Vice Chairman also spoke on the occasion.