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Vasant mela attracts public to Urban Haat


The Cidco urban heart is drawing a huge public, as its organizing Vasant melee with various cultural programs in the city heart. Several artisans from Orissa, Rajastan, west Bengal, Gujrat, Karnataka, Haryana, Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have brought various handloom products in the market. Organized by central ministry of textiles, a month long Mela has got huge response from the city.

Started on 1st march, Vasant meal will end on 31st of this march. Every Saturday film division of India is presenting documentary films and on every Sunday cultural programs like folk dances, Gazel and the orchestra are organized inside urban heat. Handloom products including silk and Cotton Sarees, Bed Sheets, carpets, dress materials with latest designs which are sold in good quantities.

In handicraft products bamboo furniture, cane furniture, wooden crafts and furniture, terracotta items and dwcra craft items are brought from different states like Jharkhand, Assam and Uttar Pradesh is attracting city dwellers. Leather products like ladies bag, shoes, leather toys and gent’s wallets from west Bengal, Madhya Pradesh have brought in different varieties by the artisans.

Artificial jewelleries, ethnic and latest designs from different states are brought here for display. Food products of Malvani, Konkani, Rajastani and Kolhapuri are the favourites in Vasant Mela. Various famous artists from Belapur Kharghar Nagpur and from various places are attracting crowds for this event. Live painting is another attractive part of the Mela. Sculptural works of Shree Buddha in different angles and paintings of Ganesh and Shree Buddha drawing good public.

“Number of people visiting the area have increased tremendously in the month long Vasant Mela, which provides handlooms and handicrafts from different parts of the country. It has also provided a good platform for those artisans to showcase their talents” Said K.S.V. Nair, Manager of Urban Haat.


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