International trade fair in Delhi at Pragati Maidan starts every year on Children’s day i.e. 14th November. It has been organized since 1980 by the Indian Trade Promotion Organization. It is open for both business executives and general public. General public is charged just a nominal fee of Rs. 20 whereas the business people are charged Rs. 400. This rate is revised every year. Companies all over the world come to the trade fair to display and sell their products. One can purchase the real products from the real manufacturers and that too with attractive discounts and many schemes. Separate halls and stalls are made for different states of India. One can know about a state’s specialities and its culture also. For example if you are in the Rajasthan hall you can buy from a wide range of namkeens to dresses and at the same time can enjoy the Rajasthani dance. One can taste the special dishes of all the states of India here and that too at reasonable rates. It seems like all the states of India have come together at one place. It would not be wrong to call it a mini India.
People who are interested in military equipments get the golden chance to watch them closely. Moreover the new generation take inspiration to join the army to save our country.
As the trade fair starts on Children’s day it is very special for children. Students coming in school uniforms with the school staff get discounts in the entry tickets and bag free samples also.
It is so big that it is impossible to view each and everything in one single day. On weekends it witness a heavy rush as people come in bulk to spend their holiday and gain knowledge at the same time.