Surajkund International Crafts Mela. (File Photo: IANS). Image Source: IANS News

Shimla, Jan 29 : To showcase the cultural heritage and handicrafts, Himachal Pradesh will participate in the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela from February 1 to 16 in Surajkund in Haryana, an official said on Wednesday.

Himachal Tourism and Civil Aviation Director Yunus Khan said for participation as a theme state all arrangements have been made to project the state from the tourism point of view.

The department has constructed a replica of Ram Bag Gate in Manali and a replica of Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan, reflecting the culture of the state.

He said on February 4, Himachali cultural night will be organized. In addition, daily cultural performances showcasing Himachal's rich culture will be organized at different places of the Surajkund Mela to attract the visitors and to promote the state. of Himachal Pradesh.

Yunus said in the exhibition stall unexplored and new destinations have been highlighted in order to attract the national and international tourists.

A fashion show will be organized on February 9 to showcase state's rich culture and traditions. The fashion show theme is aUnforgettable Himachala¿, organized by famous dress designer Ritu Beri.

To promote Himachali cuisines, a food court has been set up.

During the inauguration ceremony on February 1, state Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur would be present. Governor Bandaru Dattatreya will be present at the concluding function.

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