Indian Cultural Heritage to be showcased at the Surajkund International Crafts Mela’2015

Surajkund International Crafts Mela

Quick Facts

What – Surajkund International Crafts Mela

When – From 1st Feb, 2015 to 15th Feb, 2015.

Where – Faridabad, Haryana

Q1: Which is theme state of Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2015?

Ans: Chattisgarh

Q2: Who is the Partner Nation of Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2015?

Ans: Lebanon.

News

The 29th edition of 15-day long Surajkund International Crafts Mela began on Sunday in Faridabad, Haryana. The fair has the participation of 18 countries.

This time Lebanon is the “partner nation” of the fair while Chhattisgarh is the “theme state”, showcasing its unique cultural and historical heritage in an impressive manner.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar LalKhattar inaugurated the fair in the presence of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh.

What will be there in the SurajKund Mela?

The fair area had been divided into five zones  named after five seasons of India in Hindi –

Zone one has been named Shishir (winter), zone two Sharad (autumn), zone three Grishm (summer), zone four Basant (spring) and zone five Varsha (monsoon).

For the conveniences of visitors, the fair authorities have the map of the fair in which mainly 13 have been highlighted on the map –

Kotayambalam Gate at number one, Muktvashvar gate at number two, Mela Secretariat at number three Danishvari gate at number four, Charminar gate at number five and Media Centre at number six. While Rajasthani Haveli at number seven, BadiChaupal at number eight, Sikkim gate at number nine and Maharashtra gate at number ten, Gujarat gate at number eleven, Chattisgarh gate at number twelve and ChotiChaupal at number thirteen.

The map also bears the logos of ticket counters, food court, toilets, information and announcement, police, ATM and snack shops.

The 18 countries participating in this year’s event are –

Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan and Bangladesh; Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Thailand, Uganda and Syria.

The Theme State Chattisgarh will be presenting its folk traditions in an impressive way.

More About Surajkund Mela

A splash of colours, rhythm of drum beats and joy de-vivre, merge at Surajkund in Faridabad, Haryana during the first fortnight of each February. The curtains go up on the acclaimed annual ‘Surajkund International Crafts Mela’ from 1st February onwards, a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage.

The Mela celebrates the unique diversity of Indian traditions and culture in an ambience, created to represent the ethos of rural India. Surajkund International Crafts Mela showcases some of the most exquisite handlooms, handicrafts, handmade fabrics soaked in ethnic colours, multi-cuisine Food Courts, scintillating folk performances and so on. There are designated places for amusement, adventure sports and joy rides to make it a must visit event for the young.

Special Notice

Time -The 15-day long mela will remain open to public daily from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm, the official release said.

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