Jalandhar, Dec 22, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today inaugurated a five-day-long Craft Mela at Shri Devi Talab Mandir, where craftsmen across the country have set up counters showcasing the famous craftwork of their respective states. As many as 13 counters have been set up in the Craft Mela.
Kick-starting the fair, the DC said that this event has been organized by the Shri Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha with the help of north zone cultural center Patiala wherein craftsmen from UP, Maharashtra, MP, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir besides others, set up several stalls displaying a wide range of handicrafts and craftsman skills.
This Mela would continue till December 26, he said, while congratulating organizers for holding this event in the city as it would enable people to connect with the rich cultural legacy of India. Notably, the fair showcased a wide range of Banarasi Sarees, Carpet, Bead Jewelry, Punjabi Jutti, pottery, soft toys, and others.
Meanwhile, Mr. Thori visited each counter to acquaint with the products prepared by the craftsmen where he said that on one hand, such fairs give a glimpse of the expertise of handicrafts while displaying the rich culture of the country on the other.
He called upon the people of Jalandhar to visit this Craft Mela in huge numbers so as to revive the pristine glory aft & craft in the country. He also visited the under-construction auditorium hall of Shri Harivallabh Bhawan and took stock of works going on there.
Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included President of Sabha Poornima Beri, Director HS Ajmal, Secretary Nitin Kapoor, Mangat Ram, Cashier Ramesh Maudgil, Secretary Shri Devi Talab Mandir management committee Rajesh Vij, representatives from north zone cultural center Ravinder Sharma, and Bhupinder Singh.