Bhopal : January 8, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): The Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel while inaugurating Bhopal Utsav Mela said that she has spent more than a year in Madhya Pradesh, she went to many places during this tenure but this is the first occasion for her to visit any fair and she is pleased to come to this place. Mela word originated from Mel (Togetherness), where males, females and children assemble and enjoy, watch and purchase things of their liking together, what could be better than this. Fairs were organized in our country in the past at religious places only, now its form has changed, now fairs are organized with the intention of socio-economic and cultural objective besides religious objective. Apart from this Books Fairs are also being organized resulting in benefitting enlightened section of the society. The World Book Fair organized in Delhi has carved its special place among the readers of abroad. Minister for Public Relations Shri P.C. Sharma was the Special Guest on the occasion.
Welcoming the Governor, the President of Mela Committee Shri Manmohan Agrawal said that the Founder of Bhaskar Group Shri Ramesh Chandra Agrawal had given an important contribution in starting Bhopal Mela and this fair is continuing since the last 27 years. The mela started with just 60 stalls in the year 1991 has taken a grand form today with 600 stalls. The ground has also become small now, not only citizens of Bhopal but people from the nearby villages and cities in large number come to enjoy here.
Expressing gratitude towards the Governor, the Secretary of Mela Committee Shri Santosh Agrawal said that Mela has become identity of Bhopal. Apart from the amusement activities, free health camp is also being organized here. Artificial limbs will be distributed to handicapped with cooperation of Narayan Seva Sansthan, Udaipur during the fair. Allopath doctors will conduct ear, nose, throat and cancer checkup etc. Dental checkup, sugar test along with eyes checkup will be done and free spectacles will be distributed during the fair.