Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today inaugurated the second edition of “ Hunar Haat “, being organized by Minority Affairs Ministry to encourage, promote and provide national and international market to master artisans / craftsmen belonging to the Minority communities from across the country.
In an attempt to provide a platform to the minorities under one roof, artisans and craft persons is all set to showcase their work at the “Hunar Haat” to be organised by Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Event will be held from February 11 to 26 at the prestigious Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place.
The “Hunar Haat” is being organized through National Minorities Development & finance corporation (NMDFC) under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme of the ministry of minority affairs.
Announcing this, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State holding independent charge of Minority Affairs, said the theme would be Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam.
A total of 100 artisans and 30 culinary experts will participate at about 130 stalls in the “Hunar Haat” in Delhi, which will also have a “Ustaadon Ka Bawarchi khaana” where various cuisines from different parts of the country will be showcased. The selected artisans include several Awardees from 5 minority communities.
The famed Makrana marble products, Bandhej from Sikar, Mojri from Rajasthan, Banjara embroidery from Telangana, handmade locks and door handles along with Phool Patti works from Aligarh, Cocoon decorated products from Nagaland and Mizoram Traditional Crafts among others would be on display and sale.Cuisines from 15 states will include Awadhi Mughlai foods from Lucknow, Dal Bati Churma and Thali from Rajasthan, Sandesh and Rasogolla from West Bengal, Malabari food from Kerala, Litti Choka from Bihar.
This is seen as an attempt to provide a platform under one roof to artisans and craft persons from the minority communities, to demonstrate, showcase and sell their products. In the long term the government plans to set-up “Hunar Hubs” in different states