Hunar Haat expo gets underway in Delhi
today Jan 14, 2019
The Hunar Haat exhibition organised by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) with an aim to give a platform to artisans across India got underway at the State Emporium Complex in the national capital New Delhi on January 13.
The eight-day long exhibition was inaugurated by the country’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Lakhs of artisans across India will showcase and sell their collections through the stalls at the fair.
“Hunar Haat is a great effort at projecting the talent of Indian artisans. India is full of heritage of master artisans. Programmes such as Hunar Haat are playing an important role in national and international branding of this heritage," Jaitley said in a statement.
“Branding the art of master artisans of the country is very important and programmes such as Hunar Haat are playing an important role in this direction. Such programmes will benefit lakhs of people associated with this sector,” he added.
Hunar Haat has become a flagship event of MoMA where handicraft and handloom products made by artisans from across the country are showcased under one roof. It has been providing employment and revenue generating opportunities to more than 150,000 artisans and others.
Hunar Haat has been organised in several places like Allahabad, Puducherry, and Mumbai. The next event is expected to take place in the state of Goa in the month of February.
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