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All India Crafts Mela is an event that took place between 16-Dec-2006 and 31-Dec-2006 in Hyderabad.
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In 2 words, it's that time of the year again. Okay, it's hard to summarize this in 2 words.

The Shilparamam Arts Crafts Mela Society, in association with the Development Commissioners of Handicrafts and Handlooms, and the Ministry of Textiles is organising the 13th All India Crafts Mela from 16th to 31st December. This is the most sought-after and eagerly awaited annual bazaar for the crafts-loving people of the city. It has been recognized by the Government of India to be on par with the Surajkund Mela near New Delhi, and has also been declared as one of the National Events of the Ministry of Textiles since 2O01.

A total of 800 artisans from 16 Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Orissa and West Bangal will be showcasing their products in this direct-to-customer exhibition. Chief Minister Dr Y S Rajashekara Reddy inaugurates the mela on 16th December at 7:00PM, along with the Minister of Tourism Dr J Geeta Reddy.

The objective of the mela is to allow the artisans to exhibit and sell their handicrafts and handlooms directly to the customer, thus eliminating middlemen and enabling the product reaching the customer at very reasonable rates. And daily cultural programs such as instrumental music, Carnatic vocal, classical dances and folk programs will be held during the 16-day bazaar:

16th December
05:45PM - Carnatic vocal recital by Hyderabad Brothers
07:00PM - Kuchipudi dance recital by Deepika Reddy & group

17th December
05:45PM - Carnatic vocal recital by Hema Venugopalan
07:00PM - Kuchipudi dance recital by Dr Shoba Naidu & group

18th December
05:45PM - Telugu ghazals by Devi Ramana Murthy
07:00PM - Kuchipudi dance recital by students of Pranava Fine Arts

19th December
05:45PM - Folk songs by K Radha & Jaisree
07:00PM - Nauka Charitam - A Kuchipudi dance ballet by Shankari Natyasthal

20th December
05:45PM - Clarinet recital by Kota Acchibabu
07:00PM - Pancha Ramalu - A Bharatanatyam ballet by Raagalaya Dance Academy

21st December
05:45PM - Carnatic vocal duet by D Swathi & D Sowmya

22nd December
05:45PM - Hawaiian Guitar recital by Dr Jaywant Naidu
07:00PM - Bhakta Jaideva - A Kathak dance ballet by Sandhya Arts Academy

23rd December

05:45PM - Harikatha by Y Vijayavalli Priya
07:00PM - Kuchipudi dance recital by students of Bharata Nritya Kala Kshetram

24th December
05:45PM - Violin recital by Ashok Gurjale
07:00PM - Simhanandini - A Sampradaya Aalaya Nrityam by Oleti Rangamani

25th December
05:45PM - Flute recital by Manda Anantha Krishna
07:00PM - Siluvadhari - A Christmas dance ballet by Telugu Samskrutika Samithi

26th December
05:45PM - Devotional songs by Pasumarti Sisters
07:00PM - Kathak dance by Banerjee

27th December
05:45PM - Jaltarang recital by Nemani Somayajulu
07:00PM - Andhra Natyam & Perini Nrityam by Drugabai

28th December
05:45PM - Folk songs by Vanisree & group
07:00PM - Kuchipudi & Folk dance by Vijaypal Pathloth

29th December
05:45PM - Carnatic vocal recital by Sweta Prasad
07:00PM - Kuchipudi dance recital by students of Pallavi Academy of Fine Arts

30th December
05:45PM - Saraswani & Tabla recital by Subash Ghosh
07:00PM - Jugalbandi dance by Nritya Darpana

31st December
05:45PM - Carnatic vocal recital by D V Mohan Krishna
07:00PM - Kuchipudi dance recital by Swati Somnath

In addition to the above, folk programs like Dappu Nrityam, Yakshaganam, Puli Veshalu, Oggudolu, Garagalu, Tolubommalata, Buttabommalu, and Mahagaradi recitals will start from 3:30PM everyday at the mela lawn.

Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.
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Krishnaveni S on 17th Dec 2006, 10:06am | Permalink
a MUST visit for residents as well as tourists
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