The Samikhsya Correspondent
PANAJI (GOA): Hunar Haat, the immensely popular crafts fair serie4s being hosted by the Union Government across the country, is set for inauguration at the Goa Kala Academy here today.
The 28th edition of the Hunar Haat that showcases indigenous products of artisans and craftsmen of the country will continue till April 4.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will inaugurate the event in presence of Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
With the theme of “Vocal for Local”, the mega fair will have participation of more than 500 artisans and craftsmen from more than 30 states/UTs.
These artisans have brought with them products like Kalamkari, Bidriware, Udaigiri Wooden Cutlery, products made from cane-bamboo-jute, Madhubani painting, Moonga Silk, Tussar Silk, Leather products, marble products, sandalwood products, embroidery, Chanderi saree, Black Pottery, Kundan jewellery, glass products, wooden-clay toys, brass products and Handloom etc., informed the officials.
The visitors will also enjoy traditional foods from various states such as Mughlai, South Indian, Goa, Malyali, Punjabi, Bengali food etc at “Bawarchikhana” in the Hunar Haat, they added.
Besides, popular and renowned artists such as Rekha Raj and Mohit Khanna; Roop Singh Rathore; Sudesh Bhonsle; Altaf Raja and Rani Indrani; Nizami Brothers; Gurdas Mann Jr; Prem Bhatia; Vinod Rathore and comedian Sudesh Lehri; Guru Randhava and Shibani Kashyap will perform various musical programmes during the event.
The next Hunar Haat is scheduled for Dehradun (16 April to 25 April) followed by Surat (26 April to 5 May).
Besides, it would also be hosted at Kota; Hyderabad; Mumbai; Jaipur; Patna; Prayagraj; Ranchi; Gauhati; Bhubaneshwar and Jammu-Kashmir this year.