It is 75th year of celebration and its integral part of Hyderabad’s rich culture. In this internet age, tech gizmos, shopping malls etc but ‘Numaish’ is popularly known.
These 45- day event is organized at exhibition grounds in the historic city. It draws people from twin cities and all places from the states and other.
Numaish-e-Masnuaat-e-Mulki or in short Numaish since beginning in 1938 by promoting locally produced goods. Beginning with just 50 stalls and now its biggest industrial exhibitions in the country.
The story behind it also interesting, as a group of graduates from Osmania university decided to organize an exhibition to conduct an economic survey of the state. The seventh Nizam of Hyderabad as inaugurated the event.
It decided to organize an annual event and promote education. It is an event allotted 32 acres of open land. And other cultures event are organized by events.
Now focus on commercial aspect. Senior citizens recall that in the past exhibition used to have a women’s day every wee
“Men were not allowed entry those days. The organizers used to completely cover all three gates so that men don’t even peep in,” said Asad Shameem, who recalled the entry ticket cost 15 paise in 1960s.
And the event has organized in 1947 and 1948 aftermath of india’s independence, and event bounced back in 1949. And inaugurated by the first governor general of India C. Rajagopalachari. This event runs 18 institutions in Hyderabad and other parts of Telanagana. “We are now going to start a school for orphans”, said telangana minister Etela Rajender.
It event began from Jan 1 with 2500 stalls with all local industries and hotels and food chains. And everything appliances and electronics to jewellery, kitchen ware to foot wear, designer home to cosmetics.
Various state and central government department as well as public sector undertakings and to reach people.
“ From Rs. 10 to Rs. 10,000 you get everything in this fair.That is why it is so popular”, said p. Narotham
The organizers this year expect 23-24 lakh visitors; up from 21 lakh last year .The entry fee is a modest Rs.20.
Last year, the society’s total revenue was Rs.20 crore .it earned a profit of Rs.11 crore last year and expects a jump of Rs.1 crore to 2 crore . It spends 85% income on educational institutions