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Hyderabad, 12th Jan, 2020: Press release of inauguration of “Hunar Haat”, being organised by Union Minority Affairs Ministry at Khairatabad, Hyderabad from 11th to 19th Jan, 2020:

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that “Hunar Haat” has been proved to be a “credible brand” to ensure better livelihood to master artisans.

Shri Naqvi and Md. Mehmood Ali, Home Minister, Govt. of Telangana, today inaugurated “Hunar Haat”, being organised by Union Minority Affairs Ministry from 11th to 19th Jan, 2020 at People’s Plaza, Necklace Road, Khairatabad in Hyderabad.

Shri Naqvi said that more than 125 stalls have been set up in this “Hunar Haat” where more than 250 master artisans, craftsmen including a large number of women artisans from across the country are participating.

On the occasion, Shri Naqvi said that “Hunar Haat” have proved to be an effective and successful mission to preserve and promote India’s indigenous traditional legacy of master artisans and craftsmen which was on the verge of extinction.

Shri Naqvi said that “Hunar Haat” is giving newer heights to small and medium scale industries. The traditional art of the master artisans of the country is being enthusiastically projected through “Hunar Haat.

Shri Naqvi said that the Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has taken several steps to strengthen, preserve and promote India’s indigenous traditional legacy of master artisans and craftsmen.

Shri Naqvi said that while on one hand “Hunar Haat” promotes traditional arts of master artisans and craftsmen, on the other hand, thousands of artisans and people associated with them including a large number of women artisans have been provided employment and employment opportunities through “Hunar Haat”. About 2 lakh 80 thousand master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts have been provided employment and employment opportunities in the last 3 years. These include a large number of women artisans.

Shri Naqvi said that “Hunar Haats”, being organised at prominent places across the country, have proved to be financially beneficial for the needy artisans and craftsmen as each “Hunar Haat” generates business worth crores of rupees for indigenous handmade exquisite products of artisans and craftsmen. These artisans are receiving orders for their products not only from domestic markets but also from international markets. “Hunar Haat” have proved to be “Empowerment Exchange” for master artisans and craftsmen.

Shri Naqvi said that the Ministry of Minority Affairs has sanctioned 100 “Hunar Hubs” in different parts of the country in the Modi Government-2. Training is being provided to master artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts according to modern needs in these “Hunar Hubs”.

In “Hunar Haat”, being organised at Hyderabad, master artisans, craftsmen, including a large number of women artisans, from across the country are participating. The artisans have brought with them very indigenous exquisite pieces of Handicrafts & Handloom work from every corner of the country. People coming at “Hunar Haat” in Hyderabad are also enjoying traditional delicacies from different states of the country.

Besides, traditional dance, music, Kawwali and other cultural programmes presented every day by renowned artists will also be a major attraction for the visitors.

Next “Hunar Haat” will be organised in Chandigarh (20 Jan to 01 Feb) and Indore (08 to 16 Feb). In the coming days, “Hunar Haat” will be organized in New Delhi, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Dehradun, Patna, Bhopal, Nagpur, Raipur, Puducherry, Amritsar, Jammu, Shimla, Goa, Kochi, Guwahati, Ranchi, Bhubneshwar, Ajmer and other places.