The mountain fair will begin on January 12 at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s facilities in Segunbagicha, the capital city of Dhaka. The four-day event will run from January 12 to 15, 2023.
Every day from 10 am to 9 pm, the fair will be accessible to everyone. Like every year, the mountain fair will be put on by the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tract Affairs.
Like every year, this fair is being held with the goal of educating people in the plains about the life-crafts, culture, clothing, history, and heritage of those who live in hilly areas as well as to promote and market the goods made by the small ethnic groups in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in order to help them become economically self-sufficient.
According to sources, there will be 103 stalls at this four-day “mountain fair.” Agricultural products made in the hill districts will be on show and for sale at the fair’s stalls, along with handicrafts, traditional belts, handwoven goods, and traditional hill foods. Additionally, every day from 6 to 8 p.m. during the fair, cultural activities will be held with the involvement of artists from the hill district.
As the special guest, Minister of State for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid will open the fair on January 12 at 4 p.m. The closing ceremony for the Parbatya Mela will take place on January 15 at 3 p.m. with the Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, SM Rezaul Karim, serving as the chief guest. The opening and closing ceremonies will be presided over by Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing.