President Murmu to inaugurate 37th Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Faridabad today
President Droupadi Murmu will inaugurate the 37th Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2024 in Faridabad, Haryana on Friday. The fair will showcase richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and the cultural heritage of India. Around 50 countries will participate in the Mela.
These countries include Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Sri Lanka, among others. It will remain open for public till 18th of February.
Tanzania will participate as the Partner Nation in the craft mela. Gujarat is the theme state, which is showcasing its unique culture and rich heritage through various art forms and handicrafts from the region. The visitors can visit the fair from 10.00 AM to 8:00 PM.
As a corporate social responsibility initiative, the Surajkund Mela Authority will provide 50 per cent rebate on the entry tickets to the differently-abled persons, senior citizens and serving defense personnel and ex-servicemen.