New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had s testy lunch of litti choka with a hot cup of tea at Bihari food stall at India Gate, New Delhi during his visit to “Hunar Haat”. He visited the stalls of master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts from across the country participating in Hunar Haat.
PM also shared several pictures and video clippings on his twitter handle saying ‘The participation of people from all across India makes #HunarHaat a vibrant place”. He further says, “Spent a wonderful afternoon at #HunarHaat on India Gate. It showcases the best of products including handicrafts, carpets, textiles and of course, delicious food!”
More than 250 such stalls have been set up at India Gate lawns. Also, more than 50 per cent of the artisans participating were women. The Prime Minister interacted with the participating artisans at the Haat and also witnessed the cultural programs.
“Hunar Haat” reflects the government’s commitment to providing employment opportunities as well as preserving and promoting India’s indigenous traditional legacy, several of which are on the verge of extinction.
The theme of this year’s Hunar Haat is ‘Kaushal ko Kaam’. About 3 lakh master artisans, craftsmen & culinary experts have been provided employment and employment opportunities through Hunar Haat in the last 3 years. These beneficiaries include a large number of women artisans.