Famous Saras Mela was inaugurated at grounds of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Thursday. The Mela started with cultural events and around 500 artists from 25 states have reached here to participate in Mela. The Mela was formally inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Aggarwal. On the first day the large number of people visited the Mela.On day 1, a road show was carried out from University which crossed different parts of city to attract residents. The cultural and other items were showcased during the roadshow.Apart from performing cultural items of different states, the artists will present the food, tradition of their respective states. The stalls of handmade items were also established in the Mela. The administration has also provided platform to local artists to show their talent from the stage of Saras Mela.At Mela, 220 shops and stalls of different items, food stall were established. The self help groups were also allocated shops and stalls for free of cost where the groups will sell the items prepared by them.DC said that organizing committee has decided to every day a common woman who has some contribution for society will be chief guest of the mela. On day 1, Nasib kaur was the guest of honor.
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