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Yesterday, on 1st January as in the past 69 years, the grand annual, 46 days long “Numaish” (meaning Exhibition in Urdu) commenced in Hyderabad. Though popularly known as “Numaish” or simply Exhibition, it is officially the All India Industrial Exhibition and the 70th one, this year. The ongoing 70th A.I.I. Exhibition is as grand and as attractive as ever! With almost 2500 stalls showcasing all possible merchandise and estimated 3 million visitors between 1st Jan & 15th Feb’10, its attraction & popularity remain intact. My congratulations and appreciation to the Exhibition Society (Osmania Graduates Association) for their service to society through Numaish and for promoting and running about 20 Educational Institutions in Telangana. I am proud of my friends Sri. K. Niranjan and Sri. Ch. Rabindernath who are very active and important members of this great service oriented society (P.S. 1st Jan' 2014, Sri. K. Niranjan is now the Joint Secretary of the Exhibition Society).
The first exhibition was organized in 1938 by the Osmania Graduates Association. After four consecutive runs of this annual event, the Exhibition Society was formed so that the Exhibition could be organized as a permanent annual feature. The primary objective of the Exhibition Society has been the promotion of Industrial and economic growth, initially in Hyderabad State and subsequently in the State of Andhra Pradesh. This voluntary organization, ‘The Exhibition Society’ formed by the alumni of Osmania University have been responsible for establishing over 20 educational institutions for the underprivileged and needy. The finance required for establishing and supporting these institutes are generated by conducting this industrial exhibition every year.
The exhibition attracts and gives an opportunity to businessmen, technocrats, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, importers, exporters, distributors, traders, wholesalers, retailers, advertisers and service providers from various sectors to promote their prospects. And to the thousands of visitors to the exhibition every day, from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad the stalls offer every type of merchandise like apparel, jewellery, foot wear, home appliances, dry fruits, cutlery and crockery, leather goods, games and toys, sweets and savories, carpets, perfumes, restaurants, chaat stalls, toiletry, upholstery, furniture, plots and flats, bikes and cars, silver / brass / bronze / terracotta / black metal sculpture, cosmetics, kitchen utensils, stationery, pillow, mattresses, fitness equipment and what not. There is something for everyone. There is a huge amusement area with every type of joy ride and amusement stalls. Among various joy rides, the most popular is the historic toy train ride amidst the various stalls of the exhibition. Then there are a large number of Government and Industrial stalls giving information on their functioning and achievements.
In all these years I have never missed the Numaish. I always make it a point to visit the exhibition at least twice every year. With friends in the Exhibition Society it is very easy for me to visit the exhibition with VIP entry passes for me, my family and my vehicle.
If you are in Hyderabad between 1st January and 15th February of any year please do visit the exhibition and I assure you that it will be a memorable and thrilling experience.