The 24th “Hunar Haat” of indigenous products being organised at Avadh Shilpgram in Lucknow

The 24th “Hunar Haat” of indigenous products being organised at Avadh Shilpgram in Lucknow

Lucknow: Taking forward its spectacular journey to provide market and opportunities to indigenous products of artisans and craftsmen, the Ministry of Minority Affairs is organising the 24th Hunar Haat at Avadh Shilpgram, Lucknow from January 22 to February 4 with the theme of “Vocal for Local”.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will formally inaugurate the Hunar Haat on January 23. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi; Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma; Khadi and Village Industries Commission Chairman V K Saxena; UP Finance Minister Suresh Khanna; Khadi and Village Industries and MSME Minister Sidharth Nath Singh; Urban Development Minister Ashutosh Tandon; Civil Aviation and Minority Welfare Minister Nand Gopal Gupta “Nandi”; Law and Justice Minister Brajesh Pathak; Women and Child Welfare Minister Swati Singh; Jal Shakti MoS Baldev Singh Aulakh and Muslim Waqf, Haj MoS  Mohsin Raza will also grace the occasion.

According to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, the artisans and craftsmen from 31 states and UTs are participating in the “Hunar Haat” at Lucknow. About 500 artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal etc have come at Hunar Haat in Lucknow for display and sale of their exquisite handmade products.

Indigenous products like Ajrakh, Applique, Art Metal Ware, Bagh Print, Batik, Banarsi Saree, Bandhej, Bastar Art & Herbal products, Block Print, Brass Metal Bangles, Cane & Bamboo products, Canvas Painting, Chikankari, Copper Bell, Dry Flowers, Handloom Textile, Kalamkari, Mangalgiri, Kota Silk, Lac Bangles, Leather products, Pashmina Shawls, Rampuri Violin, wooden and iron toys, Kantha Embroidery, Brass products, crystal glass items, Sandalwood products etc are available at the Hunar Haat.

The people will enjoy traditional delicacies from different parts of the country at Hunar Haat in Lucknow. Besides, renowned artists of the country will perform cultural events on the theme of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” every day in the evening at Hunar Haat. Renowned artists such as Kailash Kher, Vinod Rathore, Shibani Kashyap, Bhupendra Bhuppi, Mirza Sisters, Prem Bhatia, Rekha Raj, Hamsar Hayat Group, Mukesh Pancholi will entertain the audience with their performance.

The Hunar Haat is also available at virtual and online platform http://hunarhaat.org. People of the country and abroad are able to buy Hunar Haat products digital and online also.

The Hunar Haat has proved to be immensely beneficial and encouraging for artisans and craftsmen as lakhs of people visit the Hunar Haat and purchase indigenous handmade products of artisans on large scale. More than five lakh artisans, craftsmen and people associated with them have been provided employment and employment opportunities in the last five years through Hunar Haat. In the coming days, Hunar Haat will be organised at Mysore, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Ranchi, Kota, Surat/Ahmedabad, Kochi, Puducherry and other places.

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