Our Institute thought of reaching the 191 member Nations by participating in an exhibition at the UN where the decision-makers of member states would be present during major UN sessions.
The Forum for Indigenous People in May, 2005 became the right forum thematically for the institute to launch the promotion of Indian traditional goods at the UN. While this Forum was attended by leaders of civil societies and the diplomatic world, the subsequent UN Meeting attracted political and administrative Heads of States to come to the UN till 5th June, 2005.
The exhibition lasted till the end of July, 2005 and exposed the items to delegates of a series of other issue-based UN conferences that took place during that time. This was the first time that Indian Handicrafts were exposed to the officials and visitors to the United Nations.