The Assam Kaziranga University

The Asomi Saras Mela 2022, which began on February 25 at the Ganesh Mandir Indoor Stadium Field in Khanapara, ended on Monday.

The total amount sold at the fair was Rs 3.72 crore. Self-help group (SHG) stalls in the state did business worth approximately Rs 2.73 crore. The fair featured 124 stalls representing 34 Assam districts, other Indian states, and one from Bangladesh. SIDBI provided support for this year’s event.

Products made from Assam’s eri and muga, wood, cane and bamboo, water hyacinth, etc., traditional handloom items of various tribes, ethnic food stalls, terracotta, china clay pottery and interior decoration items, Manipuri handloom and jewellery, readymade garments from Jharkhand, dry fruits from Maharashtra, and Kashmiri woollens and carpets were the main attractions and best sellers this year. A large crowd gathered at the Bangladeshi stall, which sold sarees, garments, and books.

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Ranjeet Kumar Dass, accompanied by Secretary P&RD Munin Sarma, visited the fair on Monday and presented certificates and cash prizes to the best-selling stalls.

Nipon Goswami, a veteran film artist, inaugurated the cultural stage set up for the occasion. Cultural items were presented by notable artists such as Khagen Gogoi and Sangeeta Kakati, M Brothers Band, and Dipshikha Foundation. The Rampur Dhuliya Kawarta Group, Pandit Bidyut Mishra and group, Shree Bhumi Axom, Dilip Hira group, and Bhairav Sangeet Academy may also have enthralled the crowds during the mela days.

During the mela, competitions in drawing, cooking, and traditional games, as well as free health check-up camps, were also held.

The Assam Kaziranga University