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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

Surajkund International Crafts Mela

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 1<sup>st</sup>

Surajkund International Crafts Mela starts from February 1st

Surajkund International Crafts Mela starts from February 1st

About Manohar Lal Khattar

Chief Minister of State of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar

Chief Minister of State of Haryana, 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

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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