New Delhi, February 12: With the theme of ‘Development of Dignity’, New Delhi geared up for yet another Hunar Haat fest emancipating the talent of handmade handicrafts before the masses. The sixth edition of Hunar Haat festival was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday enabling a platform made available by the government for artisans from minority communities to showcase and sell their works.
The latest edition of the Haat will witness the participation of hundreds of artisans from 22 states and Union Territories from across the country. A number of culinary experts, including several women, from 12 states would also be participating. In addition, Gajal, Kawwali and other musical programmes will also be held daily by famous artistes.
Apart from this, exquisite piece of handicraft and handloom work like ajrakh, applique, bagh, bandhej, batik, bidriware, black stone pottery, calligraphy in wood and others would be on display and on sale in the Haat. Attractive handicraft and handloom made by master artisans from across the country will be on display at the Haat and people can also have a glimpse of traditional Indian music. The Haat, being organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, would provide domestic and international market exposure to master artisans from communities across the country.
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was also present at the event said that the Haat has become a “credible brand” to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to ‘Make in India’, ‘Stand Up India’, ‘Start Up India’. Further he claimed that the Haat, in one year, had helped provide employment and employment opportunities to more than 3 lakh artisans and other people associated with it.
The Hunar Haat had been started with the aim of providing employment to the people and showcases the talent of India to people who visit these festivals. However the Haat will go on till February 18.