To enliven the visitors' mood, national and international cultural artistes present day long cultural performances at the open air 'Chaupal' within the Mela ground.
Watch renowned singers, musicians and poets perform daily at Chaupal from 6.00 pm onwards during the Mela fortnight.
A number of competitions for school and college students to be held during the Mela.
The Exporters and Buyers Meet is organised with the help of the Export Promotional Council of India, an attempt to make the craftspersons access and tap the export market.
A separate section is earmarked for amusement and adventure activities ensuring that the Mela offers entertainment for all age groups.
A rebate of 50% on the entry tickets for senior citizens, differently-abled person, ex-servicemen and serving soldiers.
A rebate of 50% on the entry Tickets for college students on producing valid photo I-card and school students in groups for weekdays only.
A mobile app has been launched for the public, which can be downloaded for free on smartphones IOS (Apple) and Android operating systems.
e-ticketing through Mobile Apps Android operating systems and Haryana Tourism website (www.haryanatourism.gov.in), an SMS sent will be valid for e-ticket.
Sale of Mela entry tickets through Bookmyshow.com and 20 Delhi Metro Stations.
For promoting the online sale of the products made by craftspersons, a tie-up has been made with snapdeal.com
Mela Timings have been rescheduled from 10:30 AM-8.30 PM.
A Food Court will serve delectable cuisines from different parts of the country and abroad. Also students of Hotel Management Institutes of Faridabad and Panipat had set up stalls and served sumptuous delicacies.
To enrich the dining experience of the common man, a VIP enclosure is created where visitors can dine after making a payment.
Food kiosks and permanent food vending points selling packed and ready-to-eat items have been set up in an artistic manner. The Food Court 'Haveli' in the Mela premises dons a new look.
More ticket booths and conveniences for visitors have been added.
A special ambience is created in the Mela area. It is divided into five zones themed around the five seasons of India i.e. Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn and Winter. The profusion of elements from Nature, life and music will accentuate the Mela surrounding.
The security arrangements had been beefed up with CCTV Cameras installed in the Mela ground along with the Night Vision Cameras. A large number of security personnel were deployed within the Mela premises to prevent the occurrence of any untoward incident or mishap.
The parking area for vehicles had been increased and separate entry and exits had been provided so as to ensure smooth and unhindered flow of traffic.
Golf Cart and a Battery Operated Rickshaw were available on request, for facilitating the movement of senior citizens and differently-abled persons. Special plan had been made for the smooth movements of the pedestrians and walk-friendly ramps had been created instead of stairs in the Mela ground.
Environment friendly e-toilets had also been set up within the Mela premises, in addition to the traditional toilets.
RO system kiosks have been installed to provide pure and safe drinking water to the visitors.
A complete ban on the plastic/polythene bags within the Mela premises.
Souvenirs such as Mugs, neckties,key rings Umbrellas, fridge magnets, coasters & decorative plates will be available for sale on affordable prizes.
Awards namely Kala Mani, Kala Nidhi and Kala Shri were given away to the outstanding craftspersons.