Fri. Mar 1st, 2024

Chandigarh – President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu as we speak inaugurated the thirty seventh Surajkund International Crafts Fair-2024. Haryana Governor Sh Bandaru Dattatreya and Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal additionally attended the occasion.

Following the inauguration, the President counseled all groups concerned for the profitable group of this honest, which has been organised since 1987. He particularly lauded Haryana Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal and his staff for his or her efforts in organizing this 12 months’s occasion.

Highlighting the Republic of Tanzania because the accomplice nation of this 12 months’s honest, she knowledgeable the importance of cultural exchanges, which had been mentioned throughout her conferences with Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan in October final 12 months. She mentioned that guests to the honest may have the chance to immerse themselves within the vibrant and colourful arts and crafts of Tanzania, together with wooden carving, pottery, and weaving. It is a superb platform to showcase Tanzanian dance, music and delicacies, by which we are able to additionally glimpse some Indian affect as a consequence of centuries of people-to-people contact between India and the East African coast. The participation of Tanzania as a accomplice nation on this honest highlights India’s partnership with the African Union.

Mrs. Droupadi Murmu highlighted the wealthy artwork and custom of Gujarat, the accomplice state of this 12 months’s honest, as one thing really value experiencing. The numerous and vibrant artwork types of the state will probably be showcased by means of the expert craftsmen and artists representing varied areas of Gujarat. She additionally famous that the North Eastern Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation Limited is the cultural accomplice of this 12 months’s honest, additional enriching the cultural tapestry of the occasion. Mrs. Murmu expressed appreciation for the craftsmen who’ve diligently preserved the inventive heritage of the nation, emphasizing that their dedication deserves commendation.

She mentioned {that a} commerce value greater than Rs 20 crore is predicted throughout this honest, which is a big platform from the financial perspective for the craftsmen and handloom merchants.

During the inauguration, the President visited Haryana’s Apna Ghar Pavilion, the place she acquired detailed details about the devices showcasing Haryanvi tradition. She additionally interacted with artisans whereas exploring the stalls representing Gujarat, the honest’s theme state. In addition, she took curiosity within the cultural kinds showcased by taking part international locations and areas, providing encouragement.

Surajkund International Crafts Fair carved a distinct segment within the international vacationer calendar – Governor Bandaru Dattatreya

Speaking on this event, Haryana Governor Sh Bandaru Dattatreya hailed as we speak as a historic milestone for the state of Haryana, underscoring the numerous presence of President Smt. Draupadi Murmu, which has added a brand new dimension of grandeur to the honest. With her attendance, the day has been etched into the annals of Haryana’s historical past. Governor Dattatreya mentioned that this 12 months’s honest showcases Gujarat because the theme state, famend for its cultural variety and wealthy civilization, whereas Tanzania serves because the accomplice nation, which has the deep-rooted ties with India. He expressed hope that such collaborative occasions would additional strengthen bilateral relations between the nations.

The Governor additionally highlighted the Surajkund International Fair’s outstanding standing on the worldwide vacationer calendar, noting its evolution right into a extremely anticipated annual occasion that constantly achieves success. Last 12 months alone, roughly 14 lakh vacationers from India and overseas attended the honest. This 12 months’s thirty seventh version guarantees even higher variety and cultural trade, with participation anticipated from artists and craftsmen representing about 50 international locations, he added.

Surajkund International Crafts Fair grew to become a logo of Haryana id – Chief Minister Manohar Lal

Haryana Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal prolonged heartfelt gratitude to President Smt. Droupadi Murmu on behalf of the individuals of the state for gracing Haryana together with her presence. He underscored the historic significance of Surajkund, constructed by King Surajpal of the Tomar dynasty, located on the foothills of the Aravalli vary. Shaped just like the rising solar and in-built Roman model, Surajkund symbolizes progress, with the International Handicraft Fair, now in its thirty seventh 12 months, holding particular significance. He acknowledged that the Surajkund International Crafts Fair has turn out to be the id of Haryana.

The Chief Minister additionally prolonged a heat welcome to the artisans and craftsmen from the accomplice nation, the United Republic of Tanzania, and mentioned that the humanities and crafts of the East African nation Tanzania will certainly be the middle of attraction on this honest. In addition, he highlighted Gujarat because the accomplice state for this 12 months’s honest, additional enhancing the range and vibrancy of the occasion.

He mentioned that this 12 months marks a major milestone because the honest sees participation from over 40 international locations for the primary time, setting a brand new file. Chief Minister highlighted the availability of greater than 1000 stalls for craftsmen and artisans, offering them with ample alternative to showcase their abilities and creations. He additionally emphasised the inclusion of Haryana’s tradition by means of options like Chaupal and Apna Ghar, providing guests a glimpse into the wealthy heritage of the state. With expectations of 15 to twenty lakh attendees over the course of the 16-day honest, he anticipated a vibrant and bustling occasion celebrating artwork, tradition, and custom.

Sh Manohar Lal mentioned that the paintings and handicrafts crafted by artisans embody the true spirit of self-reliant India. Recognizing their significance, Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi has made particular efforts on this course. The Surajkund International Handicraft Fair has served as a superb platform for craftsmen and handloom artisans to showcase their abilities for the previous 36 years. This honest affords a glimpse into the folks arts, conventional dishes, music, dances, and costumes from varied areas. It stands as a trinity of custom, heritage, and tradition, attracting vacationers not solely from India however from around the globe, he added.

The state constantly gives platforms to advertise craftsmanship. In addition to this honest, Saras mela are organized on the district stage, providing craftsmen and weavers alternatives to exhibit their handicrafts, he added.

Addressing the gathering, Haryana Tourism and Heritage Minister Sh Kanwar Pal Surajkund Crafts Mela is being organized for 37 years and its reputation is rising yearly. He credited the honest’s current surge in reputation to the visionary management of Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal, below whose steerage it has quickly expanded. He additionally highlighted the Chief Minister’s devoted efforts to raise tourism and occasions like Surajkund honest to international prominence, ensuing within the participation of assorted international locations within the honest. He prolonged his finest needs for the immense success of the honest.

Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries Sh Krishan Pal, Haryana Transport Minister Sh Moolchand Sharma, Chief Secretary Sh Sanjeev Kaushal, Director General of Police Sh Shatrujit Kapur and different MPs and MLAs had been additionally current on this event.

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