“HunarHaat”, Credible Brand of Indigenous Talent, Inaugurated

“HunarHaat”, aimed at “Development with Dignity” of the Artisans and Craftsmen of the Country, organised by Minority Affairs Ministry at State Emporium Complex, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi from 12 to 20 January 2019 was inaugurated by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Jaitley took a glimpse of indigenous exquisite pieces of Handicraft & Handloom work, encouraged master artisans who had come from every corner of the country and said that India is full of heritage of master artisans. Programmes such as “HunarHaat” are playing an important role in national and international branding of this heritage. Such programmes will benefit lakhs of people associated with this sector.

Naqvi said that “HunarHaat” has proved to be a “credible brand” of “Indigenous Talent” of Indian artisans and craftsmen. “HunarHaat” has ensured “Development with Dignity” of artisans and craftsmen of the country. Central Government has constructed “highway of development” by removing the “speed breaker” of religion, region and caste. “Hunar Haat” is a part of this “highway” where the “vehicle of empowerment of artisans” is moving forward.

  • “HunarHaat” is a great effort at projecting the talent of Indian artisans.
  • “HunarHaat” presents under one roof the art and culture of the entire country.
  • Central Government is working to promote this heritage.
  • “HunarHaat” being organised across the country by the Ministry has proved to be “Empowerment & Employment Exchange” for master artisans and craftsmen.
  • “HunarHaat” is the employment oriented programmes of the Government that has significantly encouraged and promoted the rich traditional heritage of master artisans which had been marginalised for a long time.
  • “HunarHaat” has become a “credible brand” to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to “Make in India”, “Stand-up India” and “Start-up India”.
  • “HunarHaat”, organised at various parts of the country during the last one year, has been successful in providing employment opportunities to about 1 lakh 62 thousand artisans and other people associated with them.
  • “HunarHaat” has become a credible and renowned brand where exquisite Handicraft & Handloom made by master artisans and various delicacies from across the country are available under one roof.
  • “HunarHaat” at New Delhi has participation of master artisans, culinary experts including a large number of women, from every corner of the country.
  • “HunarHaat” has Indigenous exquisite pieces of Handicraft & Handloom work like Cane & Bamboo, Jute Products from Assam, Variety of Silks from Jharkhand & Bihar, Varanasi Silk, Lucknawi Chikankari, Ceramic, Terracotta, glassware, Brassware, Leather, Marble products of Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir Namda, Traditional handicrafts from North Eastern Region, Ajrakh, Bandhej, Mud work, Copper Bells from Gujarat, Silver Filigree products from Odisha and Bamboo Crafts from Chhattisgarh, Scissors from Meerut.
  • “HunarHaat” is making visitors enjoy traditional food such as Awadhi Khana, Rajasthani Pakwan (Dal Bati and Churma), Gujarati Thali, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Jackfruit delicacies from Kerala, delectable and mouth-watering sweets like phirnee, Shahitukda, Halwa, Bengali Sweets, Rajkot famed sweets  anda variety of flavoured Paan.
  • “HunarHaat” is organising Qawwali, Sufi songs, traditional dance performance and other cultural programs at Baba Kharak Singh Marg where renowned artists are performing.
  • “HunarHaat” had earlier been organised at Allahabad, Pragati Maidan and Baba Kharak Singh Marg at New Delhi; Puducherry and Mumbai.
  • “HunarHaat” will be organised at other states of the country in the coming days.
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