The Jharkhand Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair-2012 (IITF) proved to be a major crowd puller so far as the general visitors are concerned.
According to the Nodal Officer of the State pavilion, this is for the first time that the State Ayush Department is participating in the trade fair. The department has a plethora of native medicinal plants on display, which is further substantiated by the plant properties, medicinal values, its usefulness as well as the places where they are found.
Ayush Department director NK Dikshit said over phone on Tuesday that the department was not only showcasing the wealth of State’s rich flora and fauna, they were also keen on reviving the centuries old native medicinal practice – called Horopathy, which is in itself counting its days as only a handful of people are left who have its knowledge.
At IITF, New Delhi another centre of attraction was the art and craft of a primitive tribe, which is also on the verge of extinction. These are the Sabar tribes known to have dwellings in the district of Saraikela-Kharsawan.
According to the official concerned, these tribes make their living by making Kasi-Khajura grass products and a variety of ethnic items from the Khajur leaves. At the same time, people get attracted because of the demonstration of artisans actually working on it.[Source]