SHIMLA--------Surajkund Mela reflects the cultural heritage of entire country, where artisans and artists get an opportunity to promote traditional handicraft and skilled crafts. This was stated by wife of Chief Minister Dr. Sadhna Thakur while interacting with the media today.
Dr. Sadhna Thakur appreciated the preparations of the Mela and visited various stalls put up at the venue and also interacted with the artist and artisans. She expressed happiness that Himachal had received the status of 'Theme State', which would provide an International platform to rich cultural heritage of the state. She also appreciated the efforts of Haryana government for organising such massive event.
She also enjoyed and appreciated the cultural programme presented by artists of Uzbekistan, Haryana and folk artists of Shimla and Mandi. She also motivated the artists during the Mela.
Officers of Haryana government and Surajkund Mela Authority welcomed Dr. Sadhna Thakur, on the occasion.
Director General, Haryana Tourism Department Rajiv Ranjan, Deputy Resident Commissioner H.P. Vivek Mahajan, Administrator Mela Authority Belina and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.