Surajkund crafts fair begins today

February 1st, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin  

Surajkund (Haryana), Feb. 1 (ANI): The 22nd Surajkund craft fair, which provides a platform to artisans from across the country to exhibit their crafts and skills, is all set to open up from today.
The main attraction will be the languishing and dying crafts from various nondescript parts of the nation.
Although several changes have been brought in the exhibition since 1987 when it was first held, even today, the display of handicrafts from across the country remains a prominent feature.
Artisans from Pakistan are not participating in the fortnight long fair this year. However, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Shahid Malik will be present at the inaugural function today.
Special arrangements have been made for tourists to commute to the fair from Delhi.
The fair also brings a mini food-festival with delicacies from various States. In recent years, Chinese delicacies have also found their way into the fair.
The annual affair began in 1987 to encourage traditional crafts, and to give an idea of Indian village life. (ANI)

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