Saras Mela 2018 captivates huge crowd Updated On 2018-04-05
Saras Mela 2018, the national food and cultural expo organised by Kudumbashree Mission, offering the best of traditional food and artistry is carving out yet another era in the history by captivating huge crowds. Saras Mela 2018 was kick started when Dr. K.T Jaleel, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala officially inaugurated the programme at the ground near Market, Pattambi, Palakkad on 29 March 2018. A sale of Rs 3.95 crore had been recorded so far, out of which Rs 3.63 crore is from the sales stalls and Rs. 30.8 lakhs from the food stalls.
Micro entrepreneurs from 25 states across the country including Kerala had joined the programme. Around 250 stalls are opened, out of which 100 stalls are of other states. The 70,000 sqft big pavilion and food court is the main attraction of the Mela.
Saras Mela 2018 is becoming a huge success by the active participation of the people. 22 food stalls were also opened at the food court offering a chance to taste wide range of cuisines from different parts of the country. Out of the food stalls, 13 are from Kerala and 9 are from other states.
The cultural programmes arranged daily at the mela is indeed being a visual treat for those who gathered at the Saras Mela. Artists and celebrities are also taking part in the programme. The programme is strictly following green protocol. Therefore, the 'eco-friendly' mela being held at Pattambi is attracting more and more people and are adding more colour to the festive days of Kerala. The Saras mela 2018 is being wholeheartedly received by the neighbouring districts as well which results in the grand success of the programme. The Mela will come to an end on 8 April 2018.