November 20, 2018
Annual ‘Sabala Mela’ attracts large crowds
The annual handicrafts fair, Rajya Sabala Mela – a platform for self-help groups and small-scale entrepreneurs to exhibit and sell their goods – has begun. The venue is Central Park in Salt Lake.
The fair, organised by the State Consumer Affairs and Self-Help Group & Self-Employment Department, would continue till November 25.
The fair will be open everyday from 2 PM to 9 PM, and entry is free. Handicraft items from across Bengal are being sold at the fair. Visitors can also enjoy performances by well-known folk artistes every day.
The products being sold include baluchari, jamdani, zardozi and boutique sarees, terracotta items of Bankura, dokra crafts, burnt-clay home décor items, leather bags, artificial flowers, zari work items, flowers and plants for homes, orchids, bamboo and cane items, waxworks, shola items, masks, muslin items, tulaipanji rice, and various other handicraft and food items.