New Delhi, June 17: As in the last few years, the Government of West Bengal organized the annual Bengal “Mango Mela” in Delhi this year too, to provide a tasty and juicy treat to the connoisseurs of the national capital during the peak summer season.
This was the 5th Edition of Bengal mango festival being held in Delhi, which was formally inaugurated on 17th June, 2017, in the gracious presence of Shri R.D. Meena, Advisor, Industries and Officer on Special Duty, Government of West Bengal, Shri Shantamanu, Development Commissioner, Handlooms, Government of India, and senior officials of the State Government.
The exhibition, which was on display at the AC Hall at the Second Floor of Handloom Haat, Janpath, Connaught Place, till 25th June, 2017, brought together delectable mango varieties from Malda, Murshidabad and Bankura districts such as Himsagar, Langra, Gopal Bhog and Laxman Bhog.
Select handloom and handicrafts from Bengal was also on sale at the venue during the period. A special cultural soirees was organized at the courtyard of Handloom Haat on the evening of 18th June – comprising enthralling and colourful performances by a Delhi-based Bangla band and a dance troupe. Sahajiya, a well-known group from Kolkata, staged a programme at the same venue on the evening of 24th June, 2017, mesmerizing the audience with their mastery of Bengali folk music accompanied by musical instruments from various parts of the world.