Minority craftsman event pulls 15 lakh visitors

Minority craftsman event pulls 15 lakh visitors

Artisans and culinary experts from JK participating
SRINAGAR: This year’s Hunar Haat, event at New Delhi aimed at promoting craftsmen of minority communities has been visited by more than 15 lakh people so far.
This year artisans and culinary experts from Jammu and Kashmir too are participating in the vent that is based on the theme of “Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam”,
This was disclosed during the launch of the Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/hunarhaat17/of this event by the GoI Minister of State for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
He said that this “Hunar Haat” is unique in the sense that it is showcasing crafts and traditional cuisines brought from different parts of the country. It also has a “Bawarchikhana” where the people are enjoying various dishes from across the country.
Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry has been promoting “Hunar Haat” on a large scale. Launching of Facebook page is a part of this effort. The Facebook page contains information about the two “Hunar Haat”, which have been organized by the Ministry. It also has details about states where artisans have come from; detail of handicraft, other items and food. Photos and videos of “Hunar Haat” are also available.
He said that after success of two “Hunar Haat”, the Ministry is planning to organize more such events at large scale in various parts of the country. They will be organized at Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Patna, Guwahati and other places in near future.
More than 100 artisans and 30 culinary experts from about all the states and Union Territories are participating at about 130 stalls in the second “Hunar Haat”. The selected master artisans include several state and national level awardees. They are ftom UP, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Manipur, Assam, Odisha and Kerala, Telangana, Bihar etc.
—With PIB inputs

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