Hunar Haat at India Gate Lawns from Feb 13

New Delhi: The next “Hunar Haat” will be organized at India Gate Lawns, New Delhi from February 13.

It will be based on the theme of “Kaushal Ko Kaam”. It will be organized by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts from across the country will participate in Hunar Haat, which will be organized till February 23.

In Hunar Haat, to be organised at India Gate Lawns, New Delhi, more than 250 stalls have been set up where master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts from across the country are participating.

These artisans include more than 50 per cent women artisans. They will bring with them indigenous exquisite handmade products.

Hundreds of people associate with these artisans in production of these handmade products. “Bawarchikhana” will provide taste of traditional delicacies of several states. Cultural programmes, to be organized on daily basis, will also be a major attraction of the “Hunar Haat”.

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Hunar Haat has proved to be a “Mega Mission” of “Empowerment of Indigenous Legacy” of artisans.

Naqvi said that “Hunar Haat” has become a “Mega Mission” of indigenous Craft, Cuisine & Culture and economic empowerment of master artisans, craftsmen.

The success of “Hunar Haat” can be gauged from the fact that about 3 lakh master artisans, craftsmen & culinary experts have been provided employment and employment opportunities through “Hunar Haat” in the last about 3 years.

These beneficiaries include a large number of women artisans.

He said that the government has sanctioned 100 “Hunar Hubs” in different parts of the country.

Naqvi said that the so far, “Hunar Haat” have been organized at various places in the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Prayagraj, Lucknow, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Puducherry, and Indore.

The next “Hunar Haat” will be organized at Ranchi from 29th February to 8th March and in Chandigarh from 13th to 22nd March 2020.