New Delhi, February 17: On Thursday, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched the Facebook page of ‘Hunar Haat’ being organised by the Ministry in New Delhi. It aims to promote traditional art and skills of the artisans from the minority communities.During the launch, the Facebook page, Naqvi said that the social media presence of the event would popularise it nationally and internationally, which would benefit the participating artisans and craftsmen. Facebook page of 'Hunar Haat' Contains details of handicraft and food being made available by 130 artisans and culinary experts at an exhibition.
Launching the page, Naqvi said around 15 lakh people have visited the 'Hunar Haat' which began on February 11 and will continue for two weeks. "We have tried to strengthen the traditional arts and craftsmanship of India through this event. Besides, there are also traditional foods from various corners of the country which the visitors can enjoy. These foods are also prepared by traditional cooks," Naqvi said.
The theme of the second Hunar Haat is 'Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam' (confluence of craft and cuisine). More than 100 artisans and 30 culinary experts from across the country, belonging to the minority community are participating in the event. Beautiful pieces of handicraft and handloom work like Makrana Marble products, Bandhej from Sikar, Mojri from Rajasthan, Telangana's Banjara embroidery, handmade locks, door handles along with Phool Patti works from Aligarh, Cocoon decorated products from Nagaland, etc are being showcased at the Haat at present.
He said that so far around 12 lakh people have visited the Haat which is being organised from February 11 to 26 near Connaught Place. The Minister said that similar events would also be organised in other cities such as Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata and Lucknow.