Visakhapatnam: Highlighting fragments of Indian culture, no less than 40 counters will dot the MILAN Village which will be set up as part of the port phase of MILAN-2022.
From khadi fabrics to handicrafts, souvenirs to cottage industries wares, New Delhi, curios to arts and crafts and an array of delicious Indian cuisines, the counters will display handicrafts and assorted objects.
The platform intends to strike a chord with foreign delegates, ambassadors, among others, who are taking part in the largest multilateral exercise of the Indian Navy.
In addition, products from Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium, Andhra Pradesh Leather Industries and Navy Wives Welfare Association stalls will be set up at the Sailors Institute (HADR area) where the village will be hosted.
In addition, the village will offer cultural programs enhancing a healthy exchange of cultural diversity.
MILAN Village will remain open from February 26 to 28 from 3 p.m.
The biennial Congregation of Friendly Marines has grown since its inception in 1995.
On Friday, as the port phase of the international exercise began, the beach road in Visakhapatnam witnessed a host of operational demonstrations. It was an exhilarating experience for those who gathered at the scene to witness the exploits at sea and in the air.
Organized under the aegis of the Eastern Naval Command, the prestigious maritime exercise is held for the first time in the City of Destiny.
In 2016, the Indian Navy had hosted the International Fleet Review which saw the participation of 48 countries from across the world.
Through operational, social and cultural exchanges, the multilateral event aims to pave the way for enhanced maritime cooperation with friendly foreign navies.
With the hosting of MILAN-2022, Visakhaptnam would add another glorious chapter to its rich maritime traditions.