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State to host week-long State-Level Urban Prosperity Festival from Feb 25

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, February 23:  The vibrant city of Agartala is set to host the 2nd State Level Urban Prosperity Festival at the Agartala Shishu Udyan Premises, commencing on February 25 and continuing till March 3, 2024. Urban Development Department Secretary, Abhishek Singh, shared the information.He said that this eight-day festival, organized by the Tripura Urban Livelihood Mission, promises a rich showcase with a total of 132 stalls.

“The diverse array of stalls includes 11 dedicated to self-help groups from the northeastern region, encompassing Manipur, Assam, and Mizoram. Additionally, there will be 10 stalls each for Tripura Rural Livelihood Mission, street vendors, and banks, while 91 stalls will feature products from Tripura Urban Livelihood Mission and various government departments”, he said.The official informed that Chief Minister Professor (Dr.) Manik Saha is scheduled to inaugurate the festival on the afternoon of February 25, adding a significant touch to the grand occasion.In alignment with the successful model of Saras Mela in rural areas, the State-level Urban Prosperity Utsav, initiated last year, focuses on promoting self-help groups in urban settings.

The city currently boasts around 10,000 self-help groups comprising approximately 1 lakh members. The festival aims to bring together various self-help groups from 20 cities and urban areas, including the Agartala Pur Corporation, street vendors, and other groups from the North-East region, showcasing their diverse products.The Urban Development Department Secretary highlighted the commitment to environmental sustainability by revealing plans to distribute free plastic alternative bags to all participating self-help groups.

Moreover, to add an element of excitement, a daily lucky draw will take place, offering attractive prizes to the selected winners.Mission Director of Tripura Urban Livelihood Mission, Prasad Rao , joined the press conference, further emphasizing the collaborative effort to make the festival a resounding success. As the State-level Urban Prosperity Festival unfolds, it promises to be a celebration of entrepreneurship, community engagement, and sustainable living, setting the stage for an enriching cultural experience for residents and visitors alike.

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