is always known for its heritage and culture for ages. Tourists from all over
the world visit India to explore these ancient arts and crafts and get
Tourist Complex where the Crafts Fair is held is situated at a distance of just
about 8 km from South Delhi, and it is an ideal picnic spot. The curtains go up on the acclaimed annual Surajkund
International Crafts Mela from 1st February onwards, a celebration
of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage. The Surajkund Mela is unique as it showcases the richness and
diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of India,
& is the largest crafts fair in the world.
programme took the new initiative, as NABARD realized its potential and started
promoting it by sanctioned our MEDP Program (Micro Enterprise Development
Program) for giving training on making Jute Bag.
February 11, 2020, 15 women from SHG from village Mandarka in Tauru
block visited Surajkund Crafts Mela, Faridabad as we all know that they have
been taking a training on Jute making and it would be a great opportunity for
them to see the things from their perspectives and with the same view they
visited there with a multiple objectives such as:
- How to organize, manage and run the
Surajkund International Craft Mela at Surajkund Faridabad with a view to promoting
handicrafts, handlooms with the aid of craftsmen invited from all over the
- How to identify languishing and lesser-known
crafts and to introduce them to patrons.
- To display crafts and loom techniques by organizing
demonstration sections in the Mela grounds.
- To undertake the promotion of export of
handlooms and handicrafts.
- To set up an environment in which rural
crafts traditions could be displayed and to project the traditional rural
ambience of a typical village near Delhi for travellers who may not have the
time or means to visit an Indian village.
Our SHG women were
very excited to see the various kind of shops operated by women/SHG members,
they asked many question like, how long have you been doing this kind of work, asked
some important questions what is the difference between cost and profit, How
much they are able to earn per day, Where is the raw material come from for
making goods if we make this stuff too, will you take it at such an expensive
Overall it was an
interesting and informative visit for all the SHG members. They thanked
Deepalaya and NABARD for this unprecedented experience.