Surajkund Mela-International Crafts Fair organized by Haryana with HP as theme state

On February 1, 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Fair. The fair is being organized by the Haryana Government in Faridabad. Around 20 countries and the states of India are participating in the fair.

Highlights

The partner country of the fair is Uzbekistan. The theme state of the fair is Himachal Pradesh. This year the state of Himachal Pradesh will showcase its handicrafts, heritage and tourism potential. The Tourism Department has constructed replica of Ram Bag Gate and Bhimakali temple. The state will also perform its traditional dances and music.

The event will also host fashion shows and install 70 shops for Handloom, Bamboo and metal crafts.

Significance

The fair will help to promote tourism. It will also aid the state of Himachal Pradesh to display its huge adventure potential focusing mainly on water sports. The fair was upgraded to international level in 2013 and since 2015, around 20 countries are being invited.

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