Himachal Pradesh pavilion has been awarded silver medal in the 38th India International Trade Fair held at New Delhi from 14-27 November, 2018. The award was presented to the state by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today. This is for the first time that pavilion of Himachal Pradesh has received an award for excellent display in the India International Trade Fair.Industries Minister Bikram Singh has congratulated the industries department for this achievement and expressed hope that it would go a long way in attracting more investment to the state during the global investor meet to be organised in June, 2019.Director, Industries said that during this year the traditional products like Kullu and Kinnauri shawls, Chamba Rumaal, Kangra and Thanka paintings and wooden and metal craft manufactured by the rural entrepreneurs were exhibited in the Himachal pavilion in the trade fair to promote rural enterprise. Besides, processed fruits prepared by the senior citizens of Nerwa in Shimla district and apple chips of Shimla's startup M/S Draplaz were also exhibited.The Himachal pavilion was inaugurated on 14 November by Chief Secretary B.K Agarwal.The Himachal Day was also organised during the international trade fair on 21 November under the chairmanship of Industries Minister Bikram Singh. The cultural evenings were also organised in which folk singers of the state enthralled the audience.