Slide Lights-Village Industries Fair: All India Village Industries & Handicrafts Board organized an Exhibition at Pragjyotishpur, Gauhati, the name of 63rd Indian National Congress.
The shot in the beginning in a person showing one finger indicating roll NO.1. The remaining shots are, people of Assam from tribal districts, girls and boys busy spinning, weaving and extracting fibre from cocoons, using traditional and improved models of equipments.
Reel No.2. (about 20 ft.)
The shot in the beginning is a person showing two fingers-indicating roll NO.2. The remaining shots show spinning and weaving by females and males from Madras and other states, bullocks operating and equipment to squeeze juice out of sugar cane being pushed under there crushing part by a boy, a boy boiling the juice in a long pan and stirring with a large spoon ( the villagers who use mostly Brown sugar, produce it by indigenous methods) and finally the equipments to make mustered oil being operated by bullocks and horse (squeezing oil from mustered)
Remaining 20 feet: 1st Open Session of 63rd I.N.congress on 18th January. After a number of sittings of the subject committee(the first coverage of which was shipped to you, as shipment NO.3 of 63rd Indian National congress), the open session was started and here is shown the first sitting of the open session. This footage shows amidst the audience amid shots of hilly people including Nagas who attended the session.
M.S. A person showing three fingers-indicating roll NO.3,
2,3 & 4.
Congress President, Mr.V.N. Dhebar, delivering presidential speech.
Working Committee members on the dais, including Mr. Nehru's daughter, Mrs. Indira Gandhi (a young fair looking)
Member Harikrishna Mehtah, chief minister of Orissa, moving and speaking on the resolution on International Affairs.
Audience - 10 members, Mr. Indira Gandhi (Nehru's daughter) supporting the resolution speaking.
Mr. Nehru and Mr. Krishna Honon at the dais, discussing.
C.U. of above.
A person showing 4 fingers-indicating roll NO.4 (The scene might be dull as the light was not sufficient when in rush the shot was made, to rush back to film the subject, You might see just 4 fingers held against a light coming from ordinary electric bulb.)
Mr. Krishna Honon speaking in support of the International Affairs resolution.
Ditto from another angle.
Ditto from another angle.
Members of working committee on the dais, some sitting straight and some leaning on pillows.
L.S. From outside the enclosure of pandal.
M.S. Nehru speaking in support of the International Affairs resolution.
Remaining shots-illuminations etc in the congress town Note reg.'Open Session'.
The audience at this open session was not strong and it was out so much as to be seated under the sheltered space. Hence the shots only with artificial lights. The space in the open was thrice big but all day unoccupied.
A person showing five fingers to indicate reel NO.5. in Link with Opensession filmshots.
L.S. The main Pandal of congress session (in distance), the flag square and Mahatma Gandhi's statue in foreground. 2-A. sign (63rd I.N.C.)
LMS. The dais in the pandal, the working committee members sitting in the same.
L.S. Rush of people from town towards congress town, on the road in link with the Village Industry fair.
LMS. Rush of people at the exhibition. In from of typical gateway is Mahatma Gandhi's statue.
LMS. Rush at the booth of the exhibition for tickets, inforeground the crowds are seen coming and changing direction, in order to go to the gateway.
LMS. Rush of people at the entrance styled after some machine. (It is Ambar Charkha, Spinning wheel, which is a latest spinning wheel being promoted vigorously for use, to produce more yarn) This is where the people at spinning & seaving as filmed on reel no.1 & 2, are housed.
L.S. The rush at stolls in the above enclosure.
M.S.S. Crowds of people, simple and stylish coming on and passing by the camera.
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Background: Slide Lights-Village Industries Fair: All India Village Industries & Handicrafts Board organized an Exhibition at Pragjyotishpur, Gauhati, the name of 63rd Indian National Congress. At this fair besides the products of village industry in different parts of the country, the process of Manufacture is on show in which the villagers-males and females are at work. The stress at handless cloth which is the top industry helping villagers has been wide at this fair.