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Expo on embroidered items opens Monday

The Union Minister for Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch has inaugurated an exclusive exhibition on Indian embroideries 'Resurgence' in the national capital on Monday. 

The exhibition showcases revival of India's weaves and embroideries. 

Speaking on the occasion, Katoch said, "India has huge untapped potential of craftsmen and artisans and such platforms pave way for the restoration of the indigenous handicraft and enhance inter-state cultural discourse."

"It's overwhelming to see Indian handicrafts getting huge recognition from across the globe," she added.

The Minister also felicitated artisans for their exquisite work in embroidery. 

A symposium on 'Textile and Embroidery Traditions Across India' was also organized on the occasion.

Dipali Khanna, Member Secretary of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts was also present at the inauguration ceremony.

The exhibition is open for public viewing from 2-15 September 2013 at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, informed the release.