IMPHAL: Three exhibitors from North East region were awarded the Ajay Shankar Memorial awards during closing ceremony of 49th edition of IHGF Delhi fair virtual for best virtual booth which was held from 13 – 19 July, 2020 in New Delhi.The Ajay Shankar Memorial awards are given in the memory of late Shri Ajay Shankar, former Development Commissioner Handicrafts. The exhibitors awarded the Ajay Shankar Memorial awards from NER included M/s Disha Enterprise, Jorhat, Assam was given gold award which was received by Mr. Shantmanu Sutradhar while M/s Lucky Manipur Handicrafts Kauna Bags Imphal, Manipur was given silver award and Mr. Lucky Keisham received the award. M/s Mesmerizing Bamboo Fusion, Aizawl, Mizoram was given bronze award which Mr. Victor Talukdar received the award, informed Neeraj Khanna, President fair.Apart from entrepreneurs, Regional Design & Technical Design Centre O/o Development Commissioner [Handicrafts], North Eastern Region, Guwahati was also given away the Certificate of award being the associated Institute for motivating the entrepreneurs to participate in 49th edition of IHGF-Delhi fair virtual said Rakesh Kumar, DG – EPCH.India’s North Eastern Region is one of the richest in terms of sustainable crafts made from natural and eco-friendly materials and a home to a large number of tribes and sub-tribes who are engaged into manufacturing of crafts made out of local material available in abundance in the region said Rakesh Kumar, DG – EPCH. The craft of this rich region has always been provided platform at the world largest fair called IHGF-Delhi fair regularly. 25 artisans and entrepreneurs participated and displayed their exquisite crafts in theme pavilion set up during 49th edition of IHGF-Delhi fair virtual held from 13 – 19 July, 2020. They displayed the complete range of handicrafts of the region such as water hyacinth, muga silk and eri silk, apart from products made out of cane, bamboo and terracotta informed Ms. Jesmina Zeliang, Member COA EPCH & Regional Convener NER.