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The 11th Chandigarh National Crafts Mela- 4th day at Kalagram

The 11th Chandigarh National Crafts Mela- 4th day at Kalagram

 

Chandigarh.18th November,2018.The eleventh Chandigarh National Crafts Mela ventured into day-4 attracting innumerable shoppers.Punjabi folk and pop singer Manmohan Waris performed today.

Waris is the elder brother of singer Kamal Heer and one of the most gifted singers in the Punjabi genre. He entertained the audience with the numbers like raheen bakshda tu kitte hue kasur dateya, aaja bhabhi, kitte kalli baike sochi ni and mesmerized the audience with the number bachcheyan nu dasyo Punjab kinnu kende ne.

Waris is also known as The King of Bhangra. He has given innumerable hit numbers. Chann di vargi, sir utte tera haath, tasvir, kinna changa hunda, to name a few. He has sung for many albums. Punjabi Virsa, Kudi Haseena, Faraar and Punjabi Reloaded among others are his popular albums.

The popular products like garments, fabric, bedsheets and wollens are quite sought after but the stuff like cotton suits with Madhubani paintings, tussar cotton handwoven sarees,Thanjavur paintings, Pashmina shawls and dress material are ahead by grabbing the eye of female customers. The stalls offering fashion accessories, scalfs and junk jewellery from Delhi and Chandigarh are doing good business given to the trendy designs and style. The furniture from Uttar Pradesh and the artefacts from Karnataka are worth attention.

 

Today's highlight

This year we have representatives from Thailand. Stall no 28, 29 and 30 are selling cane bags, hair clips, fridge magnets, ceramic, bamboo and paper wind chymes, slipons made out of cotton fibre, jewellery boxes, souvenirs, wall decoratives, umbrellas etc. The price of the products ranges from Rs.50 to 1200. One can also buy garden decoration pieces made out of ceramic, cloth bags, wallets and dresses for infants.

Shekhar Arora at Stall no 38 brings Miracles of Feng Shui designed and made in Ludhiana. You can by three legged frog, lovebirds, laughing Buddha, education tower, pyramids, wish turtle, triple turtle, dragon and crystal turtle for good luck in money and prosperity. Not to miss Fuk, Luk, Shau, the three gods of prosperity. The products range from Rs. 50 to 550.

 

Food Court

The venue is serving foods from different states of Northern and Western India. A stall from Hyderabad offers exotic biryanis, besides there are popular foods like pizza, golden corns, idli, vada, kathi rolls etc are being served.

 

Today's speciality

 

The delicious and nutritious snacks from Godhara Gujarat are waiting to treat the tastebuds. A variety of traditional Marathi food like methi gota, moong dal muthia, khandvi, fafda, jalebi, khaman dhokla, dabeli, undeu thepla, kadi khichdi etc are hard to resist.

Tarun from Godhara, who runs Sawariya Bhel Pakodi Centre in his home town is ready to greet you and give you the time of your life with myriad Gujarati foods at the food courts.

 

Amusement park

The amusement park has a number of rides for all age groups. Children can enjoy camel rides, swings, puppet dance and interactions with Behrupiyas from Rajasthan. Stalls of pop corns, ice creams and candy floss are specially put for the kids.

 

The folk performances

 

Besides daily live performances at the amusement park venue, folk dancers from different states are giving daily stage performances. Natua from West Bengal, Srimor Natti from Himachal Pradesh, Gudumbaja from Madhya Pradesh, Ghjisiyari from Uttarakhand, Faag from Haryana, Pungacholam, Dholcholam from Manipur, Bhangra and Jindua from Bhangra, Rathwa from Gujarat and Rouff from Kashmir enthralled the audience during the day. The dancers again established the fact that India is unique with different cultures and myriad art forms.