Maharashtra government is organizing Maha Mela for two weeks to promote the culture and heritage of the sate at Delhi Haat. On the first two days, this celebration received great attention from people where about 15,000 visitors visited it. Valsa Nair Singh, IAS, Secretary, Tourism & Cultural Affairs inaugurated this event and on the last day of the event, Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra will be the part of closing ceremony. The foundation of this Maha Mela is organized in conjunction with Cultural Department of the Government of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), Maharashtra Small Industries Development Corporation, Stage & Cultural Development Corporation and Maharashtra Film.
In this Maha Mela, the main intention is to promote art, craft, culture and special cuisines of Maharashtra. About 110 small stalls in the Mela will reflect the real beauty of this state to entire world. Along with these beauties, there will be various stalls that will reflect the weaving workshops, tusur, paithani sarees, leather work of the state where other cities like Nagpur, Latur and Osmanabad will be also participating in it. Moreover, to enhance popularity of Maharashtra, Elephanta Festival will be conducted from February 16 and 17, 2016.