Mango festival to begin on July 3 in Delhi

Delhi's Mango lovers can look forward to a fascinating display of lip smacking varieties of the fruit at the 27th Mango Festival beginning here on Friday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 01, 2015, 20:42 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi's Mango lovers can look forward to a fascinating display of lip smacking varieties of the fruit at the 27th Mango Festival beginning here on Friday.

The festival which will be held at Dilli Hat in Janakpuri from July 3-5, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi Law Minister Kapil Mishra will also join the visitors to savour the fruits.

Delhi Tourism department organises the Mango Festival every year with an aim to provide exposure to the domestic mango industry. The festival also provides agro and food processing industries the opportunity to display their products.

Thirteen farmers and nine government institutions including Rajya Krishi Utpadan Mandi Parishad, UP, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing, UP, Bihar Agricultural University and Mother Dairy, New Delhi, are taking part in this edition of the festival.

While rare as well as commercially popular mangoes will be on display, visitors will also be able to enjoy other activities including cultural performances like mango-eating competition and quizzes on the king of fruits.

Mangoes and mango-based products will also be available on sale at the venue.