Saras Mela 2022 concluded Updated On 2022-04-12
Organized by Kudumbashree Mission, Saras Mela 2022, the national food and cultural expo, held at Kanakakunnu, Thiruvananthapuram from 30 March 2022 onwards, offering the best of traditional food and artistry has been concluded carving out yet another era in the history by drawing massive crowds. Shri. Sivankutty, Minister for General Education and Labour, Government of Kerala inaugurated the valedictory function on 10 April 2022.
The products of the rural entrepreneurs of India were arranged under one roof through 250 sales stalls. Food Court with 25 stalls where the cuisines from 15 states were available was also set up at Saras Mela 2022. In addition to that Cultural Programmes were arranged everyday. Various products such as jewelry, fabrics, leather products, handicrafts from Sikkim, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa etc were brought for sale.
The Awards for the Best Entrepreneurs and the Media Awards for giving good news coverage for Saras Mela 2022 was also given away at the function. Adv. V. K Prasanth, MLA, Vattiyoorkavu Constituency presided over the function. Smt. P.I Sreevidya IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree welcomed the gathering. Adv. D. Suresh Kumar, President, District Panchayath, Adv. D.K Murali, MLA, Vamanapuram Constituency, Adv. G Stephen, MLA, Aruvikkara Constituency and Dr. Khadija Mumtaz, Renowned Writer also attended the programme. Dr. K.R Shaiju, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Thiruvananthapuram District Mission extended the vote of thanks.
Saras 2022 Media Award Winners:
1. Print Media
Best Reporting- Arya U.R (The New Indian Express)
Special Jury Mention- Aswathi Jayasree (Deshabhimani)
2. Visual Media
Best Reporting- S. S Saran (News 18)
Special Jury Mentions- M.K Vinod (Amrita TV), Gopal Sheela Sanal (Media One)
First Prize- Sumesh Kodiyath (Deshabhimani)
Second Prize- Vincent Pulikkal (The New Indian Express)
Third Prize- T.K Deepa Prasad (The Times of India)
Awards for the Entrepreneurs
1. Best Entrepreneur- Jyothi Lathikaraj (Jack World)
2. Best Young Entrepreneur- Sheeja (Ila Sanitary Pad)
3. Value Award (Best Presentation and News Worthiness)- Saikat Chithrakar (Bengal)