Kolkata: The three-day Gitabitan Mela was inaugurated at Gitabitan township on Friday.
Susanta Bhakat, chairman of Bolpur Municipality and Debashis Sen, chairman of Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO), were present at the inaugural function.
It was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had named the township after Gitabitan.
The main purpose of the mela is to boost local artisans to sell their products, including items of home décor and fashion jewellery among others.
There is a cluster for the artisans at the proposed Gitabitan township.