Odisha figures in’Hunar Haat’ to be held in Jaipur from Aug 24-Sept 1

Published: Aug 23, 2019, 12:03 pm IST

The next ‘Hunar Haat’, which has proved to be a credible brand of handmade indigenous products of master artisans and craftsmen, will be organised from August 24 to September 1 in Jaipur.

This will be the first ‘Hunar Haat’ of Narendra Modi Government-2. Earlier, lakhs of artisans and craftsmen have been provided employment and employment opportunities through more than a dozen ‘Hunar Haat’ in last three years.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot along with Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will formally inaugurate this ‘Hunar Haat’, being organised by Union Minority Affairs Ministry, on August 25 at Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur.

Jaipur MP Ram Charan Bohra, MLAs from Jaipur, senior officials of Union Minority Affairs Ministry and Rajasthan Government and other dignitaries will grace the occasion.

More than 200 master artisans and culinary experts including a large number of women artisans from every corner of the country will participate in this ‘Hunar Haat’.

Naqvi on Friday said,’ Hunar Haat has proved to be an effective programme to provide employment and employment opportunities to master artisans. More than 2,40000 master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts have been provided employment and employment opportunities in the last three years.’

‘ Hunar Haat has proved to be a credible brand of Indigenous Talent of Indian artisans and craftsmen. ‘Hunar Haat’ has ensured ‘Development with Dignity’ of artisans and craftsmen of the country,’   Naqvi said.

Naqvi said ‘Hunar Haat’, being organised across the country by the Minority Affairs Ministry, has proved to be ‘Empowerment & Employment Exchange’ for master artisans and craftsmen.

‘ Hunar Haat has become a ‘credible brand’ to fulfill Prime Minister Modi’s commitment to ‘Make in India’, ‘Stand up India’, ‘Start up India’,’ he said.

In this ‘Hunar Haat’ at Jaipur, the artisans will be bringing indigenous handmade exquisite pieces like Cane & Bamboo, Jute Products from Assam, Variety of Silks from Jharkhand, Bhagalpuri Silk & Linen, Lac and traditional Jewellery, Kantha of West Bengal, Varanasi Silk, Lucknawi Chikankari, Ceramic, Terracotta, Glassware, Leather, Marble products of Uttar Pradesh, Traditional handicrafts from North Eastern Region, Ajrakh, Bandhej, Mud work, Copper Bells from Gujarat, Kalamkari and Mangalgiri from Andhra Pradesh, Patiala famed Phulkari and Jutti, Carpets and Durries, Batik, Bagh, Chanderi, Maheshwari from Madhya Pradesh, Handicrafts and Handlooms of Rajasthan and many more.

The visitors coming here will also enjoy traditional delicacies like Awadhi Khana, Rajasthani Pakwan, Gujarati Thali, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Madhya Pradesh ka Khana, Chatpati Chaat, Delhi Street Food, Tamil Cuisine, mouth-watering sweets along with Mukhwas and variety of flavoured paan. Silver Filigree products from Odisha and Parsi Food will be an added attraction.

Besides, traditional cultural programmes, Qawalli and others, to be performed by renowned artists such as Mirza Sisters, Nizami Brothers, Ehsaan Bharti, Prem Bhatia will be the major attraction for visitors.

Earlier, ‘Hunar Haat’ had been organised at Allahabad, Pragati Maidan and Baba Kharak Singh Marg at New Delhi, Puducherry and Mumbai. In the coming days, ‘Hunar Haat’ will be organised at other different states of the country.