The Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) will be organising its renowned ‘Hunar Hatt’ at the Indian International Trade Fair in New Delhi, which kicks off today, 14th November. Union Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will be inaugurating the Hatt on 15th November.
This initiative by the government will work as a platform for the artisans from across the country to showcase and market their collections through stalls at one of the biggest international fairs in the country.
Speaking on the development, the Union Minister affirmed the media that the Hunar Hatts, which are hosted around the nation by the MoMA, has proved to be “empowerment and employment exchange platforms” for skilfulness artisans and craftsmen. “Our purpose behind this endeavour is to offer market and opportunity to master artisans and craftsmen that includes a large number of women,” Naqvi said.
Furthermore, the Union Minister added that in the past one year, this initiative has provided jobs to over 1.50 lakh artisans and the people associated with them. The government aims to offer employment to around 5 lakh job seekers with this fair.
The Ministry of Minority Affairs also marked out in a press statement issued that, “products like jute craft, lac stone studded bangles, lacquerware, linen products, metalware, mud work, mulberry silk, paithani silk, phulkari, Punjabi jutti, zari bags and others will also be available for the visitors at the fair.”
Notably, the fair has been organised in various parts of the country such as Puducherry, Allahabad previously and in the coming months, the Hunar Hatt fair will be organised in Mumbai and Goa.