The 30th edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela has begun at Faridabad in Haryana after it was formally inaugurated by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Telangana is the theme State of this edition of Mela and the two focus countries are China and Japan.
- The Mela is organized by the Surajkund Mela Authority and Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs Ministry.
- The 15-day festival will be showcasing the richness and diversity of handicrafts, handlooms and cultural heritage of the country.
- About 300 artistes from Telangana will also perform different folk arts and shall showcase its unique culture and rich heritage.
- At least 23 countries are taking part in this edition of Mela and shall host performances by international folk artistes from Japan, Egypt, Congo, Maldives, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.
Surajkund Crafts Mela: It is annual cultural festival hosted since 1987. The Mela showcases some of the most exquisite handlooms and handicrafts of India and culture.