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February 13, 2010

Surajkund Mela provides showcase to northeast artisans

     New Delhi: Craftsmen and artisans from the north east who participated in the grand Surajkund Craft Fair here have earned appreciation from visitors for their skills and creations. Subur Ali, a young entrepreneur from Assam ’s Barpeta District, showcased his cane furniture creations at the fair. Folding shoe racks and bamboo lamps, his specialties are in great demand at the fair. Subur who took part in the fair for the third time also has a National Award in 2003 for a harmonium made from bamboo. The fair provides a platform to all artisans who have won National Awards to showcase their wares. “I came here to participate in this fair and I really like it. My business is also going well. I have met people from different states, which I really appreciate,” said Subur Ali. Surmila, an artisan from Manipur, showcased her handloom creations. She was very happy, as the fair has been profitable for her. “At weekends the rush is high and we feel tired but other days are quiet and good for sales. Insert: I really like this fair. People from different countries have also come here,” said Surmilla, a participant from Manipur. “The officers of Haryana Tourism Department give so much of respect to all people who have come here. We are getting love and respect from everyone that’s why I really like coming here and being a part of this fair. Here people have big hearts. They buy our products and demand for it. My sale is good enough,” said Gwasenle Rengma, a participant from Nagaland. The participants were happy with the huge turnout at the Surajkund Craft Fair as they earned both appreciation and money. The fair is a perfect example of ‘Unity In Diversity’.
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