Visit to Surajkund International Crafts Fair
14 February 2020
Surajkund International Crafts fair is aninternational platform for craftsperson and artists to showcase their culture and talent. Each year the organizing committee picks a theme state to represent their crafts, cuisine,textile, handloom and other fine details. The theme for this year 2020 is Himachal Pradesh.
The students of School of Engineering and Technology visited the fair on 14th February to analyze how technology could help the people in their business. Surajkund Melais a perfect place to observe the challenges for implementing any technology in a huge crowded area such as Solar Panel Installation, Surveillance, Smart Water ATMs, etc.
Students of School of Fashion visited the fair on 7th February and witnessed the ramp walk for Ritu Beri's fashion show 'The Naga Narrative' which is inspired from the vibrant tribal culture of Nagaland.Not only domestic crafts however they also get familiar with international one such as Uzbekistan handicrafts, artisans, performer which is in the fair as the partner nation.Student experienced indigenous talent and candid culture of local artisans. Each state represents its culture and an aesthetic indulgence for both Indian and foreign tourists.
The students of B.El.Ed and B.Ed learned about the importance of art and crafts which is an essential aspect of India's cultural diversity. The students got interesting ideas for decoration and ambience.
The students of School of Basic and Applied Sciences learned traditional process for any production, synthesis techniques for various things which were available in the fair viz. clay pots, tie and dye chemicals, best out of wastes and jute products.
The students of School of Management & Commerce visited the fair on 13th February 2020 where one-hundred-fifty-five (155) students got practical exposure of organizing, planning, managing a fair and understand how the traditional platform 'mela' encourage micro and small entrepreneurs.
Students of School of Legal Studies along with faculties visited the 33rd Surajkund Mela on 14th February 2020. This was an educational trip for students to understand various aspects of Haryana State Legal Services Authority camps of Faridabad, Palwal, Mewat, Sonipat districts. The other stalls of District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Shegal Foundation, National Trust (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment), Common service centre etc were also visited by the students.
The students interacted with Advocate Ravinder Gupta, Advocate Neena Sharma and with CJM, Mewat Neeru Kamboj. They addressed the students and talked about some special features of DLSA in Surajkund mela such as litigants were helped directly and their complaints were drafted and forwarded to authorities concerned for further action.