NEW DELHI: Hunar Haat, aimed at promoting craftsmen of minority communities in domestic and international markets, was today inaugurated at Connaught Place here.
The 16-day fair organised by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs is being participated by a 100 artisans and 30 culinary experts from around 24 states and UTs.
Inaugurating the second edition of the ‘Haat’, Union MoS for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas termed it an “unique” fair showcasing crafts and traditional cuisines from different parts of the country and called upon Delhiites to visit it.
It provides a platform to artisans and craftsmen of minority communities, including many national and state-level award winners, to demonstrate, showcase and sell their products.
The ‘Haat’ is being organised through National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme of the minority affairs ministry.
Diversity of India is resplendent at the 130 stalls set up to showcase artworks and handcrafts besides a ‘Bawarchikhana’ where various cuisine from different parts of the country are available for the visitors.
Titled ‘Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam’, the exhibition is showcasing exquisite pieces of handicraft and handloom work, Makrana marble products, Bandhej from Sikar, Mojri from Rajasthan, Banjara embroidery from Telangana among others.
Cuisines from 13 states are available at Bawarchikhana of the exhibition ranging from Litti-Chokha of Bihar to Kashmiri and North East delicacies.