Saras Mela 2022 Progressing Updated On 2022-04-05
Organised by Kudumbashree Mission Saras Mela 2022, the national food and cultural expo, offering the best of traditional, ethnic food and artistry, kick started on 30 March 2022 is progressing well at Kanakakunnu, Thiruvananthapuram. The Mela was started when Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, Government of Kerala, inaugurated the programme on 30 March 2022. Thiruvananthapuram has wholeheartedly welcomed the programme and thousands of people are visiting the Saras Mela 2022 everyday.
The programme strictly follow the green protocol. Daily cultural programmes like Gazal, Folk Songs, Music Programmes, Rajasthani Folk Dance etc were held until now. Bengali Folk Dance, Parayan Thullal,Odissi Classical Dance, Lyrical Narrative (Kadhaprasangam), Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattom, Thiruvathira, Bharatanatyam, seminars, and dance programmes of BUDS children are also arranged in connection with Saras Mela 2022.
The handicrafts that showcase the heritage and culture of each state, art forms, jewelry, fabrics, utensils etc are for sale at the Saras Mela 2022. Adding more colour to Kerala's festive days, Saras Mela is an incredible opportunity to get acquainted with the cultural, artistic, traditional, and rich heritage values of different states across the country. Entry to the Saras Mela is absolutely free. Saras Fair would not only be a platform for the micro entrepreneurs to find a market for their rural products, but also, this national festival would act as a platform which arranges the get together of the diverse yet secular culture of our country.
The Saras Mela which is being conducted in the state by Kudumbashree Mission in cooperation with the Ministry of Rural Development and the State government is a 11 long days stretched exhibition cum sale programme. The objective of the fair is to ensure a market for rural entrepreneurs and to provide an opportunity to sell their products without any interference of any second person. Through this fair the rural artisans, craftsmen, and beneficiaries of Self Help Groups (SHG) across India would be able to exhibit and sell their products directly with customers, thereby earning additional income as well as a significant exposure. Saras Mela of Thiruvananthapuram would be an incredible opportunity to get acquainted with the cultural, artistic, traditional, and rich heritage values of different states across the country. Undoubtedly, Saras Mela would add more colour to the festive days of Kerala. The mela would come to an end on 10 April 2022.