New Delhi: The Minority Affairs Ministry’s ‘Hunar Haat’ platform for products made by traditional artisans and craftsmen is becoming an effective platform to strengthen the resolve of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and “vocal for local”, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday.
He made the remarks after jointly inaugurating the ‘Hunar Haat’ with MoS Minority Affairs Kiren Rijiju at the Delhi Haat, Pitampura, here. This is the first ‘Hunar Haat’ since the pandemic broke out and will be held from November 11-22 with the theme of ‘vocal for local’.
The ‘Hunar Haat’ is an enormous platform, providing market and opportunities to master artisans, who prepare these indigenous exquisite handmade products, he said.
More than 100 stalls have been set up at this Hunar Haat and will include products such as dry flowers from Assam; Pochampally Ikkat from Andhra Pradesh; Munga silk, Madhubani paintings and artificial jewellery from Bihar; wooden lacquerware toys from Karnataka; toys from Manipur; wooden and glass toys from Uttar Pradesh; calligraphy painting from Delhi and Pashmina Shawls from Jammu and Kashmir.
Naqvi said ‘Hunar Haat’ has provided employment and employment opportunities to more than five lakh Indian artisans, craftsmen, culinary experts and other people associated with them in the last five years.
‘Hunar Haat’ has become a credible brand of rare exquisite indigenous handmade products, he said.