New Delhi, June 17: As the summer season peaks in Delhi, the annual “Mango Mela” of the Government of West Bengal is here again to provide a tasty and juicy treat to the connoisseurs of the national capital.
This is the 5th Edition of Bengal mango festival being held in Delhi, which was formally inaugurated today 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 will be on display at the AC Hall at the Second Floor of Handloom Haat, Janpath, Connaught Place, till 25th June, 2017, is bringing 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 will also be on sale at the venue during the period. A special cultural soiree was organized at the courtyard of Handloom Haat this evening – comprising enthralling and colourful performances by a Delhi-based Bangla band and a dance troupe. Sahajiya, a well-known folk music group from Kolkata, will stage a programme at the same venue on the evening of 24th June, 2017.