10th National Crafts Mela to begin from 9th November at Kalagram : The National Crafts Mela will make a comeback with its 10th edition from 9th November to 18th November 2018 at Kalagram, Chandigarh.
The Mela, a joint venture of Chandigarh Administration and North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) will be inaugurated by Sh. V.P Singh Badnore, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh.
National Crafts Mela is the unique event that showcases the diversity of handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of our country. To add the musical and rhythmic element to the event, this event brings together the large number of renowned national folk artists and cultural groups.
10th National Crafts Mela Stalls
150 number of Stalls have been constructed at the site to display spectacular work of artisan and craftsmen of Chandigarh and other states. The main attraction of the event will be the stall dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. The stall will showcase some of the rare pictures of Mahatma Gandhi’s life, freedom struggle, and other aspects of his remarkable journey.
“On the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gandhi Ji, Chandigarh Administration would like to give a special tribute to the Iconic leader with this special demonstration. The relevance of Mahatma Gandhi values is very strong, and this stall is the reflection of his values and major events of his life that has and will always influence our lives”, said Sh. Jitender Yadav, IAS, Director Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration.
10th National Crafts Mela Culture Programs
Cultural evenings have always been the most entertaining and attractive part of the event. The fair has grown in stature and has got on board some acclaimed artists and bands for the cultural performances. Renowned celebrities of the Punjabi industry like Hans Raj Hans, Satinder Sartaj, Jazzy B, Lakhwinder Wadali will be spreading the musical magic with their performances.
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Sh. Saubhagya Vardhan, Director North Zone Cultural Centre said, “the annual event provides a rare opportunity to the artists to display their creative work and potential to a cross section of people. It is the richness of the handicrafts, handlooms and our cultural heritage that makes this event unique.