The cultural contrasts were deliberately planned because the Mela
- which means gathering - is intended to be enjoyed by the whole community.
For all you followers of fashion, this is your chance to show off your own creative talents and design an outfit that you think deserves to be on the MELA
The annual month-long mela
is scheduled to be held from July 17 to August 15.
Introducing the performers, Mela
core committee member, Mike Jones, explained that Mela
is a Sanskrit word meaning "Gathering" or "People meeting together" which is widely celebrated across the Indian Sub Continent.
A Qawali session with Fareed Ayyaz and Abu Mohammad was also organized at the Mela
to entertain the people capital city.
ITBP in its tweet said, "Sh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal Honble MP Laddakh awards 5th Battalion ITBP, Leh with the 2nd prize at 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kishan, Jai Vigyan' mela
in the fruit cultivation category.
Yesterday, Newcastle Asian Arts & Music put on a city centre Mela
celebrating South Asian culture.
Adrian Waddell, Chief Executive of NE1 Ltd said: "We've worked with NAAM to bring back MELA
into the City Centre for the second year.
in the City activities will be centred around Blackett Street which is closed to traffic during every weekend during the school summer holidays as part of NE1's Blackett Street Family Fun Weekends.
abhishek Goswami, chairman of the the event, said: "at the annual aberdeen Mela
- One World Day, we celebrate the culture and customs of all communities that have made aberdeen and the north-east of Scotland their home.
Now in its 18th year, the Mela
festival continues to grow in popularity.
Now in its ninth year, the Mela
is celebration of Asian culture and creativity, inspired by South Asia.