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World FairTrade Day - SIPA and it's producer members are celebrating it as "World Fair Trade Fortnight" commencing from May 13 and ending on May 27. The theme would be " FAIR TRADE ORGANIZATIONS NOW". The inauguration will be held at SIPA's Fair Trade Shoppe "Craft Link" at 70, Kodambakkam High Road, Chennai on May 13 2006. The grand finale with the participation from all producer members is scheduled on May 27 2006 at Anna Institute of management Auditorium, Greenways Road, Chennai.

The village level programs from May 14 to 26 2006 will include innovative communication techniques like Street Play, Villupattu etc to spread the message of "FAIR TRADE". The marginalized artisans will be honored during the functions and artisan welfare measures like medical check-up, artisan cards, group insurance schemes etc will also be introduced as part of the celebrations. The date wise program celebrations would be as under:

Date Producer Memb Location
May 13 SIPA Chennai
May 14 SABALA Bijapur
May 15 Walajah Cane Society Walajah
May 18 MPCS Manapad
May 19


May 20 CAST Chermanadevi, Tirunelveli
May 21 PAWT Padana
May 22 BCLA Bapatla
May 23 PPCS Pulicat
May 24 TRUPA Tirupathur
May 25 IRP/SCS/TAS Pondy
May 27 SIPA Chennai

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