ASOMI SARAS Mela 2021 enters 10th day
The ASOMI SARAS MELA 2021 that started on January 19 at Ganesh Mandir Indoor Stadium Field, Khanapara entered its 10th Day with a sales cumulative sale of more than Rs. 2.17 crore.
GUWAHATI: The ASOMI SARAS MELA 2021 that started on January 19 at Ganesh Mandir Indoor Stadium Field, Khanapara entered its 10th Day with a sales cumulative sale of more than Rs. 2.17 crore.
Out of this, approximately Rs. 1.43 crore of sales has done by the Assam SHG stalls and Rs. 74 lakh by 16 other State stalls. The 14-day ASOMI SARAS MELA, 2021 inaugurated by the Panchayat & Rural Development Minister Naba Kumar Doley has been witnessing a good footfall of customers who are in search of traditional, unique and handcrafted items.
Each day of ASOMI SARAS MELA 2021 is packed with eventful activities like morning run, workshops, buyer-seller meets, quiz, traditional games , free health check-up camps, calligraphy workshop in the day hours and cultural programmes in the evening.
This year the mela is blessed with the presence of eminent women personalities like Padmashree Birubala Rabha, the strong lady who is working relentlessly against witch-hunting; Parbati Baruah, the only women elephant catcher (phandi) in the world and educationalist Rangili Kalita.
The cultural evenings which was ceremonially inaugurated with by veteran vocalist Sudakshina Sarma glittered with the performances of eminent singers like J P Das, Queen Das, Jayanta Das, Pudum Borah and Loknath Goswami. Musical performance by Deepsikha Foundation led by Debasish Sarma, Orchestra of Traditional Instruments by Matsyaganda, and folk song and dance recital by Jina Rajkumari enthrall the audiences with their performances.
The 72th Republic Day was celebrated in the mela premises with Flag hoisting in by the State Mission Director, ASRLM, Krishna Baruah which was followed by a yoga and fitness session by Art of Living Foundation.
The 26th January marked as the day with highest sales in the history of SARAS in Assam with a record of Rs. 44.44 lakh of sales in a single day, a press release said.