Hyderabad: There will be no Numaish this year

Hyderabad: Amid prevailing COVID-19 pandemic conditions, the hope for organizing the 81st All India Industrial Exhibition (Numaish) 2021 in Hyderabad has faded after the government has not yet accorded permission for the event.

Like every year Numaish was suppose to commence from January 1,2021 but the exhibition society was slapped with a notice by Hyderabad collector to take necessary action in wake of the pandemic conditions, resulting in defering the event to February 1 and later March 15.

Numaish, a hallmark event of Hyderabad, witnesses a footfall of around 40,000 visitors on the daily basis. This is the first time in the history of the Numaish, that the popular event is not going to be held since permission is put on hold by the government.

“Though we have applied for permission for conducting Numaish 2021, there has been no communication from the government’s side. In wake of the coronavirus situation the society, too, is not pressing authorities for the accord,” said Ashwin Margam an executive member of the Exhibition society.

Earlier, a city-based High Court lawyer Khaja Aijazuddin has petitioned various stakeholders of the government asking them not to accord permission to the exhibition society.

The lawyer in his petition has urged the Prime Minister’s Office, Union Government, Union Home and Health Ministry to intervene in connection with holding Numaish 2021.