Surajkund, Feb 01 (ANI): The famous Surajkund Mela (fair), which showcases variety of ethnically diverse handicrafts, handloom products and cuisines and has foreign nations participating, kick started in Haryana on Sunday (February 01). The 15-day fair is an annual event which reflects and promotes the rich and diverse cultural and artistic heritage of India. The 29th edition of the fair will see 18 countries taking part in it and has central state of Chhattisgarh as the theme state. Khattar inaugurated the fair along with Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh, in Faridabad. For the less-known and unknown artisans, be they from India or abroad, the Surajkund Mela provides an ideal platform to showcase their creative talents with lucrative commercial prospects. Visitors also get to see traditional cultural events, dance and folk music shows organized at the venue. This year Lebanon is the partner nation at the fair.