A three-day summer festival starting June 24 will be held at Dilli Haat in Janakpuri where visitors will witness a number of cultural programmes, mango eating competition, among other activities, Delhi government announced.
Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said the government organises ‘Mango Festival’ every year, but this time it has decided to merge it with the “Delhi Summer Festival” which be held for first time in the national capital.
Speaking about one of the highlights of the scheduled event — ‘100 hai daam, kitne bhi khao aam’– Mishra said visitors will have to pay Rs 100 per entry and could eat as many mangoes as they desire with no time limitation at the festival.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate the festival on June 24.
“It (the festival) will be a celebration of summers with ‘Taste and Fun’. Besides mangoes, there will be varieties of other summer fruits and drinks to enjoy such as yoghurts, icecreams, kulfis, sharbats, smoothies and any and everything one aspires to eat to beat the summer heat,” Mishra said.