37th Surajkund Crafts Mela : from February 2nd to February 18th 2024

The 37th Surajkund Crafts Mela 2024 is a vibrant celebration of art, culture, and heritage was inaugurated by the President of India, Draupadi Murmu on 2 February 2024.

Dates: The festivities span a fortnight from February 2nd (Friday) to February 18th (Sunday).

Venue: The enchanting fair takes place in Surajkund, Faridabad, a historic reservoir built by King Suraj Pal of the Tomar dynasty in the 10th century. The name “Surajkund” translates to “Lake of the Sun” in Hindi.

International Showcase: Artists from over 20 countries across South Asia, Africa, and Europe actively participate, making it a grand success. They use this unique platform to showcase their diverse cultures and talents.

Attractions: Visitors of all ages can enjoy a plethora of attractions, including: Traditional Folk Dances: Witness captivating folk dances that bring regional flavors to life. Musical Shows: Immerse yourself in melodious tunes and rhythmic performances. Puppet Skits: Delight in the artistry of puppetry, a time-honored form of storytelling.

About Surajkund Mela:

Situated between Lakkarpur and Baharpur villages near Faridabad, this picturesque fair aims to promote the talent and culture of local artisans. Each year, the Mela revolves around a theme based on an Indian state, influencing its architecture, spirit, and decor.

Q: Where is the Surajkund Crafts Mela held?

a) Surajkund, Gurgaon
b) Surajkund, Noida
c) Surajkund, Faridabad
d) Surajkund, Ghaziabad

Ans : c) Surajkund, Faridabad

Q: Who built the historic reservoir in Surajkund in the 10th century?

a) Akbar
b) King Suraj Pal
c) Tomar dynasty
d) Draupadi Murmu

Ans : c) Tomar dynasty

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