The 27th Surajkund International Crafts Mela witnesses a milestone in its history when it saw a record footfall of over 142,000 people in a single day. Sources claims that it was the highest footfall in the history of Surajkund fair from its inception.
According to Haryana Government sources, the 27th Surajkund International Crafts Mela has created a history with the highest footfall recorded for a single day at 1.42 lakh. A new milestone was reached on the Sunday crossing all previous footfall records.
The success of Surajkund Crafts Mela is credited to the availability of modern amenities of safe drinking water, clean environment, high maintenance of law and order, clean and hygienic public conveniences and efficient transport facilities with the due efforts of policing and security agencies, district administration and the mela authority.
Source claims that it was a major achievement for the Surajkund Fair as it has crosses all the record made previously.
The 27th edition of the fair, which held in an area of around 40 acres, will continue till Feb 15.
It is noted that Surajkund derives its name from the ancient amphitheatre Sun Pool constructed here in the 10th century by Raja Suraj Pal, one of the Tomar chieftains. The place is located in the foothills of Aravalli mountain range.
President Pranab Mukherjee had inaugurated the fair on Feb 2 this year. Besides the rich culture and craftsmanship of nearly all states in the country, the two-week event has seen participation from 20 countries this time.
(With inputs from IANS)