Next Hunar Haat to be held in Rampur, Lucknow: Naqvi

New Delhi, Dec 3 (FN Bureau) Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday announced that the next ‘Hunar Haat’ will be organised at Numaish Ground, Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) from December 18 to 27 and Shilp Gram, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) from January 23 to 31 next year with the theme of ‘Vocal for Local’. After chairing Governing and General Body meeting of Maulana Azad Education Foundation here, Mr Naqvi said that Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari and Khadi and Village Industries Commission Chairman Vinay Kumar Saxena will inaugurate the ‘Hunar Haat’ at Rampur, to be organised from December 18.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the ‘Hunar Haat’ to be organised at Lucknow from January 23, 2021. Mr Naqvi said the ‘Hunar Haat’ at Rampur and Lucknow will also be available at virtual and online platform People of the country and abroad will also be able to buy ‘Hunar Haat’ products on digital and online platforms also. Mr Naqvi said artisans and craftsmen from 27 States/UTs including Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Manipur, Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and other states of the country will bring their indigenous exquisite handmade products for display and sale at these Hunar Haats. Mr Naqvi said all the necessary guidelines regarding Corona and sanitisation, mask, hygiene, cleanliness will be strictly followed at ‘Hunar Haat’ in Rampur and Lucknow. He further said that while on one hand, indigenous products of master artisans will be a major attraction at ‘HunarHaat’ in Rampur and Lucknow, on the other hand, people will also enjoy traditional delicacies from almost every corner of the country at ‘Hunar Haat’. Besides, different cultural programmes on the theme of ‘Jaan Bhi, Jahaan Bhi’, will be presented every day by renowned artists, will also be a major attraction. Mr Naqvi explained that ‘Hunar Haat’ has been proved to be an effective platform to strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and commitment to ‘Vocal for Local’ by promoting and encouraging indigenous products of master artisans and craftsmen. The Minister disclosed that ‘Hunar Haat’, which has provided employment and employment opportunities to more than five lakh Indian artisans, craftsmen, culinary experts and other people associated with them in the last six years, have become popular among the people. ‘Hunar Haat’, which provides market and opportunity to master artisans and craftsmen from remote areas of the country, has become a credible brand of rare exquisite indigenous handmade products, he added. Mr Naqvi announced that in the coming days, ‘Hunar Haat’ will be organised at Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, India Gate-New Delhi, Ranchi, Kota, Surat/Ahmedabad, Kochi and other places. Dates of these ‘Hunar Haat’ will be finalised soon.