News Excerpt
34th Surajkund International craft mela was organized in Surjkund, Faridabad (Haryana) from 1st to 16th February 2020. Himachal Pradesh is the ‘Theme State’ and Uzbekistan is the ‘Partner Nation’ for the Year 2020.

About Surajkund Mela
•    The Surajkund Mela is unique as it showcases the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of India, and is the largest crafts fair in the world.
•    It is organized by the Surajkund Mela Authority & Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs.
•    It was initiated in 1987 to promote the pool of skilled artisans, who used indigenous technology, but were suffering due to the cheaper machine-made imitations.
•    Surajkund, the place where it is held, is named after Surajkund lake which according to Bardic traditions was built by Tomar dynasty king Suraj Pal (son of Anang Pal I) in the 10th century.