On 9th February 2018, the students of Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida visited the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela which was held from 2nd February to 18th February 2018 at Surajkund in Faridabad, Haryana.
The students of FDDI School of Retail, under the guidance of their faculty members visited the fair which showcases the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of India.
The Mela is organized by the Surajkund Mela Authority & Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs. The novelty of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela is that one of the Indian States gets the honour to occupy the position of the ‘Theme State’ each year.
Uttar Pradesh was the ‘Theme State’ for the 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela-2018 which provided it a rare opportunity to showcase its handicrafts, handlooms, performing arts, cuisine and its tourist potential to a vast cross-section of people in an impressive manner.
The visit to the fair helped the students to study the diverse and rich art, craft and textile heritage of the country such as jute, wood, clay work, etc.
The students of FDDI not only got a chance to view the famous handicrafts of different States of India, but, also got an opportunity to interact with the crafts persons from all over India.