Sri Lanka celebrates its national Day at 33rd Surajkund international Crafts Mela

ग्लोबल हरियाणा न्यूज़ /फरीदाबाद : Sri Lankan artists enthralled the audience with their cultural performances to celebrate Sri Lanka’s  National Day. Cultural troupes presented riveting dance and music performances which left the audience spell bound. artists brought to the stage beautiful vocals, reverberating sounds of drums and thrilling dances. one of the groups left the audience awe struck with their a unique fire-dance where the use of fire torches as a dance prop amazed each and everyone.

The occasion was marked with the esteemed presence of dignitaries from Sri Lanka. Smt Upekkha Samaratunga, Minister (Commercial), High Commission of Sri Lanka, Delhi and Shri Saminda, Coordinator, Crafts Council, Colombo joined for the lamp lighting ceremony along with other dignitaries.

Sri Lanka has brought its culture through dance, music, songs and crafts to the Surajkund Mela. The visitors are taking keen interest in the attractive art and crafts items being displayed and sold at Sri Lankan Stalls.

School Children too are having a great time at the Surajkund Mela, with number of them participating in various Competitions. One of the groups from Kalka Public School, Faridabad organised a march spreading the message of creating a plastic free and a green world. The children were dressed in creative attires and carried banners for the cause.

The Ambiance sets the tone for a celebration at Surajkund Mela

The celebratory atmosphere of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela is accentuated by colours and hues of the decorations which are strewn across the premises. The entire mela is sprinkled with the creative ideas conceived by the Architecture Branch of Haryana Tourism. One is taken over by a sense of joy de vivre with splashes of colourful decorations like umbrellas, thread works and festoons glistening with embroidery hanging from trees, pillars etc. Beautiful and arty renditions of birds, lanterns and kites flowing in the wind make for a perfect shot for every visitor.   

To  add to the fun, a number of selfie points have been made so that visitors can take exciting picture to share on various social platforms. There are cutouts of Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam and kathakali dancers to pose with, which are the most famous amongst the visitors. Apart from that traditional earthenware, highly colourful and decorated cycle and an old school tempo ride with a message ‘Aao Surajkund Chalein’  are amongst the most interesting selfie points.

The amphitheatre or the Chaupal is dressed like a bride with colourful and vibrant cloth which criss-cross to form interesting patterns over the audience and the stage. Similarly the food court too wears this vibrant hue and reflect the joyous mood of the mela. Colourful swings, fabricated peacocks, fabricated trees etc bring the mela to life.

Photography competition organized at Surajkund Mela

The much-awaited photography competition was organized at the 33rd Surajkund International Crafts Mela on Thursday afternoon for amateurs and professional photographers. Many photographers submitted two of their best photographs of the ongoing Surajkund International Crafts Mela. Later in the day, Sh Munish Khanna, a renowned photographer from South Delhi adjudged these photographs.

The winner of the professional category was Mr. Subhash Sharma from Faridabad. Two consolation prize were also given in professional category to Mr. Vijay Pal from Delhi and Mr. Anil Mehta from NIT, Faridabad.

In the amateur category the first prize went to Ranjana from NIT, Faridabad. Their photographs captured the myriad hues of the Mela and brought out the true essence of the Mela. each picture told a story and captured the spirit of the mela, with varying themes of dancers, crafts etc.

Indeed a photograph is worth a 1000 words!

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