It’s Not Just A Fair, It Reflects The Emerging Power Of Women In Bihar

Oh! Are you thinking about the title? Are you thinking about what I have written and what I am trying to say to you? Wait for a minute, I will tell you everything.

This is not about any government plan or policy, it’s all about the things that I watched in front of my eyes, and understood, in five days. Yes! I am talking about the Bihar Mahila Udyog Mela or Holi Milan which was organised by Bihar Mahila Udyog Sangh last week.

Most of us think that it’s just a fair, but when I went from one stall to another, I felt that it resembles the emerging power of women in Bihar. The five-day Bihar Mahila Udyoga Mela, organized by the Bihar Mahila Udyog Sangh, started at the planetarium last Thursday.

In a total of 70 stalls, there were saris and decorative items from different states. Every stall represented a story of women’s’ struggles and innovation.

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The five-day Bihar Mahila Udyoga Mela, organized by the Bihar Mahila Udyog Sangh, started at the planetarium on Thursday.

The items on sale included embroidered suits, ‘Anarkali’ suits, Madhubani paintings, handmade wall hangings, artificial flowers, block-printed garments, ‘papads’, pickle, ‘sattu’, potato chips, sweets, jewellery and other home decor items.

Two sisters started their business with handmade and customized gifts from Craft Patna. Maheru is a student of JD Women’s College while Shaheru currently studies in school and, they have been making handmade and customized gifts for the last two years.

Initially, both of them used to give gifts to their friends and relatives, and that’s when their friends asked them to start this business, as they liked the idea. You could easily find cards, gift boxes, scrapbooks and wind chimes in their stalls.

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The two sisters started their business with handmade and customized gifts from Craft Patna.

Kumari Kavita, 38 years old, had brought her homemade incense sticks to the fair. She has employed many women through this business. Her pottery products are found all over the city.

She has associated with the Women’s Development Corporation six months ago. She was informed that after a training program from Mahila Vikas Nigam, marketing of their products was improving.

They have also started selling their products online. And their products are reaching people through Khadi Mall. She makes housekeeping products with a variety of incense sticks.

No chemicals are used in these products, and they are made in a natural way, to keep people away from any harm. The price of these items varies from 20 to 300.

Babita Kishore, a 51-year-old, started the business of handmade organic soaps a month ago.

Babita Kishore, a 51-year-old, started the business of handmade organic soaps a month ago. Her daughter’s face had a lot of pimples and Babita made her first papaya soap as a result. The soap had a great effect on her face and after that, Babita got the idea to start her work on a large scale.

She made 12 types of soaps through the help of internet and books in about a month. These include goat milk soap, honey soap, papaya soap, charcoal soap, neem soap, ubtan soap and many more. They have many benefits ranging from curing skin diseases to promising natural glow.

The price of 100 grams is 100 rupees. Babita said that the response of the people is quite good. “This is my first exhibition, I am nervous as well as excited”, she added.

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The speciality of these bags is their biodegradability. From small shopping to freezing, you can even store vegetables in these bags.

Monica Prasad stopped using plastic about two years ago and started using biodegradable bags. She felt that this awareness should be brought to everyone. After this, she started stitching bags with a group of women.

The speciality of these bags is their biodegradability. From small shopping to freezing, you can even store vegetables in these bags. These bags are also special because they have messages like ‘save the earth’, ‘save sparrow’, ‘save the planet’ written on them.
You can use these cotton bags for years.
They are washable. Monica said that she promotes them through social media. They also have customers in Israel, Mumbai and other cities and their products are well-appreciated. Their price ranges from Rs. 50 to 100.
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“I use materials like leather, fabric, foam and rubber. Party sandals are made using ‘resham’ and ‘zari’ embroidery, stones, crystals and pearls,” she said.
A Patna-based entrepreneur, Shazia Qaiser, was selling customised footwear for occasions like weddings and parties. “I use materials like leather, fabric, foam and rubber. Party sandals are made using ‘resham’ and ‘zari’ embroidery, stones, crystals and pearls,” she said.
Products worth Rs 76 lakh were sold at the five-day Mahila Udyog Mela, which concluded at the Indira Gandhi Planetarium on Monday.
These women entrepreneurs put up a total of 70 stalls, including four food stalls at the Udyog Mela. Many of them had come all the way from Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and other districts of Bihar.
Products worth Rs 76 lakh were sold at the five-day Mahila Udyog Mela, which concluded at the Indira Gandhi Planetarium on Monday.
These women entrepreneurs put up a total of 70 stalls, including four food stalls at the Udyog Mela.
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