Surajkund International Crafts Mela

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The 31st edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela starts from February 1st having tight security. The carnival will last for 15-day. It is inaugurated by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Over 20 countries are participating in event with Egypt as a partner country this year.

Surajkund International Crafts Mela

Highlights

  • It is inaugurated by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
  • VS Kundu is additional chief secretary, Haryana Tourism and chairman of Surajkund Mela.
  • Theme state is Jharkhand for this year. An Indian state is selected to set the theme of mela.
  • Over 20 countries are participating in event with Egypt as a partner country this year.
  • 400 artistes will showcase the art, culture, heritage, handicrafts and cuisine of the state during the next 15 days.
  • This year՚s edition is also being termed as ‘Cashless Mela’ .
  • Public can buy the entry tickets to the mela online.
  • The mela ground is spread over 40.5 acres and houses about 1,010 work huts for crafts persons and multi-cuisine food court consisting of 36 food stalls.
  • Organizers have deployed a team of volunteers called Mela Mitra to assist and guide visitors in case of any emergency.
  • Visitors can relish mouthwatering cuisines, including authentic flavours from Jharkhand, Haryana, and Punjab along with Lebanese and Chienese food.
  • Artists from Jharkhand have constructed a permanent commemorative gate replicating Maluti Temple in state.
  • There are five temporary gates displaying the state symbols of Jharkhand.
  • An 18-feet statue of greatest freedom fighter of Jharkhand Birsa Munda has been erected.
  • This year more than 20 countries are participating.
  • Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Tunisia, Mongolia and South Africa are the first timers
  • The Surajkund Crafts Mela was upgraded to an international level in 2013.
  • Organizers are expecting over 15 lakh visitors this year and elaborate arrangements have been made to accommodate such a huge number.
Surajkund International Crafts Mela Starts from February 1St

About Manohar Lal Khattar

Chief Minister of State of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Born: 5 May 1954 (age 62 years) , Maham
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Constituency: Karnal
  • He is 10th Chief Minister of Haryana

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