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Surajkund Crafts Mela begins Feb 1

Faridabad, Jan 31: All preparations have been made for the 22nd Surajkund Crafts Mela which will be inaugurated on February 1 by Union Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and West Bengal Tourism Minister Manabendra Mukherjee will also be present on the occasion.

This year, West Bengal is the theme state of the crafts mela, which would be held from February 1 to 15 at Surajkund in Faridabad. A number of foreign tourists will also visit the mela, and seven countries are participating in this mega event.

About 250 artists from the theme state and a number of other performers from all over the country will present their cultural performances at the mela.

Wide range of cultural programmes would be performed in the mela. About 350 craftpersons or weavers would display their handicrafts.

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