Last winter an international fair was held at Pragati Maidan. It attracted big crowds. Almost all the states within the country and many foreign countries had set up their pavilions. Prominent among them were those of Japan, Russia, West Germany, Sweden, France, Great Britain and the U.S.A. All the pavilions were tastefully decorated. Different countries displayed different items. The goods displayed included heavy machines like earth moving, model of rockets intended to be sent to the mars and that of atomic reactor in the U.S.A. pavilion. That was one of the biggest pavilions in the fair.

Next to the U.S.A. pavilion was the pavilion of the Great Britain which presented agricultural and industrial machinery. Japan put up a remarkable show of electronic goods including a giant robot and computers. Some of the devices were truly amazing. West Germany also displayed heavy machines in the field of printing press and mining. Sweden presented machines and implements used for deep sea fishing.

India had also put up quite an attractive show. H.M.T. Factory, Bangalore, Bharat Heavy Electricals and steel plants displayed their products, showing the rapid industrial progress of the country under the public sector. In the private sector, many well-know companies like Panasonic, Tata, BPL, Telco, Philips, LG, Kirloskar Electricals, Godrej etc set up their stalls in most impressive manner. There were also on show on handicrafts, readymade garments, sports goods, plastic toys etc. Entertainments like film shows, puppet shows, music conferences, and merry-grounds were great attraction for children. I learnt many new things there and I enjoyed myself.