“Kaushal Ko Kaam” themed Hunar Haat” to be organized at India Gate Lawn in New Delhi from Feb 13-23

Feb 11,2020

The next “Hunar Haat”, to be organized by Ministry of Minority Affairs from February 13, 2020 at India Gate Lawns, Rajpath, New Delhi will be based on the theme of “Kaushal Ko Kaam”.

This “Hunar Haat” will be organized till 23rd February, 2020. Master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts from across the country are participating.

The Union Minister for Railways, Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and the Union Minister for Urban Development (Independent Charge), Hardeep Singh Puri will inaugurate the 20th “Hunar Haat” on 13th February, 2020.

Naqvi said here today that “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.

Naqvi said that the Modi Government is not only providing employment opportunities to master artisans and craftsmen, it is also preserving and promoting India’s indigenous traditional legacy of master artisans and craftsmen which was on the verge of extinction.

Naqvi said that Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi-led Government has sanctioned 100 “Hunar Hubs” in different parts of the country. Training is being provided to master artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts according to modern needs in these “Hunar Hubs” and they are also being provided national-international markets.

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”.

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