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October 22, 2017

“Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam”to be the theme of 2nd Hunar Haat to be organized by Ministry of Minority from 11th to 26th February, 2017


New Delhi : Shri Naqvi said that the Ministry of Minority Affairs is organizing second edition of Hunar Haat” with the theme Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam” from 11th to 26th February, 2017 at State Emporia Complex, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi.

“Hunar Haat” is aimed at encouraging, promoting and providing national and international market to artisans/craftsmen belonging to the Minority communities.

Shri Naqvi said that this “Hunar Haat”, with the theme of Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam” is unique in the sense that it would showcase crafts with the traditional cuisines brought from different parts of the country. Hunar Haat is being organized through National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation (NMDFC) under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme of Ministry of Minority Affairs.

More than 500 applications of artisans & culinary experts have been received covering 24 states. A total of 100 artisans and 30 culinary experts will participate at about 130 stalls in the second Hunar Haat”, which will also have Bawarchikhana” where various cuisine from different parts of the country will be showcased and the visitors can enjoy them. Hunar Haat” is aimed at providing opportunity and a platform under one roof to artisans & craft persons of Minority communities, to demonstrate, showcase and sell their products. The selected artisans include several Awardees from 5 Minority communities representing as many as 23 states.

For the first time in this exhibition very exquisite pieces of Handicraft & Handloom work like Makrana Marble products, Bandhej from Sikar, Mojri from Rajasthan, Banjara Embroidery from Telangana, Handmade Locks & Door Handles along with Phool Patti works from Aligarh, Cocoon decorated products from Nagaland, Mizoram Traditional Crafts, etc would be showcased and sold.

Different cuisines from 13 states are being brought by culinary experts for this second Hunar Haat”. The culinary items includes Awadhi Mughlai foods from Lucknow, Dal Bati Churma & Thali from Rajasthan, Sandesh & Rasogolla from West Bengal, Malabari food from Kerala, Litti Chokha of Bihar.

Shri Naqvi expressed confidence that just like the first Hunar Haat”, which was organized in November, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, the upcoming Hunar Haat” will also be successful.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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