National Chandigarh Crafts Fair will have a surfeit of added attractions for the visiting guests.

CHANDIGARH, November 27 This season around, the National Chandigarh Crafts Fair will have a surfeit of added attractions for the visiting guests. This is what President of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy Bhim Malhotra has to say about the chartered programme. He informed that the Academy would organize an art exhibition during the Fair on the theme ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’, adding that a photo competition will also be organized, in which two out of the randomly clicked photos by visitors, will be selected from the lot every second day. And those making the cut in the competition will be honored on the stage. He further said that the process of selection of photos will be held on December 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10, 2023. Out of the photos sent till 10 am on the day and the best two among photos will be selected.

The proud winners will be informed the same day and given the mementos.These mementos will be jointly given by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy and North Zone Cultural Center, Patiala. Photo entries may be mailed at Each participant can send a maximum of three entries. This season has a string of surprises for the Mela enthusiasts. Host NZCC in association with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration, has gone a step further, unlike the previous years, by adding a host of heady attractions, turning them into prominent selfie points. However, the cynosure of all eyes, the organizers who are going hammers and tongs to make it an unforgettable event, stoutly believe that the larger-than-life sized musical instruments carved out of stone and motifs of folk culture stand to attract connoisseurs of art.

A typical village scene has been created to offer an ambient backdrop as also to inspire people to stay connect to their rural roots and stand guard to the pristine cultural heritage of the country. The Mela holds a special significance for those who look up for varied hues of entertainment and intrigue at the spectacular event.

While the music lovers from across the tricity would see their favourite star perform live, foodies would have a gala time to tickle their taste buds.Those interested in ethnic and handicraft items would seize an opportunity to buy from a range of designers’ pottery, crockery, artificial jewellery, woollens, among others, of their choice.