On 3 February, the Surajkund Mela international crafts fair kicked off in the state of Haryana,  Republic of India.
The fair consists of various pavilions in which the best craftsmen from the SCO member states and dialogue partners demonstrate their works of fine and decorative art, as well as a variety of original rural handicrafts.
The fair includes an extensive cultural programme, involving invited music bands from different countries. Folk dancers perform, theatrical skits are played, and concerts are held on open stages.
The fair will last until 19 February.