New Delhi: Going around the India
International Trade Fair here, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s
wife Gursharan Kaur had admiration for several Khadi and
handloom items but did not pick any, for she felt the artisans
and vendors would not take money from her.
"I liked several things and I wanted to buy them. But I
controlled myself because they (the exhibitors) would not
charge me and I would not have liked them for free," Kaur
said, inaugurating the Khadi Pavillion at the IITF which
She said each of the items on display had manifestations
of the artisans` hardwork and dedication.
Kaur, 72, had a good look at the Sambalpuri sarees of
Orissa, Kashmiri shawls, bamboo toys from the northeast and
The two-week fair would open for general public from
November 19, the first five days being reserved for business