Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated “Hunar Haat”, here today. This Hunar Haat has been organised at State Emporia Complex, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi from 12th to 20th January, 2019.
On the occasion, Jaitley said that India is full of heritage of master artisans. Programmes such as “HunarHaat” are playing an important role in national and international branding of this heritage.
Appreciating the Minority Affairs Ministry for organising “HunarHaat”, Jaitley said that “HunarHaat” is a great effort at projecting the talent of Indian artisans. Jaitley took a glimpse of indigenous exquisite pieces of Handicraft & Handloom work and also encouraged master artisans who have come here from every corner of the country.
He said that branding of art of master artisans of the country is very important and programmes such as “HunarHaat” are playing an important role in this direction. Such programmes will benefit lakhs of people associated with this sector.
On the occasion, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that “HunarHaat” has proved to be a “credible brand” of “Indigenous Talent” of Indian artisans and craftsmen. “HunarHaat” has ensured “Development with Dignity” of artisans and craftsmen of the country.
Naqvi said that the Central Government has constructed “highway of development” by removing the “speed breaker” of religion, region and caste. “HunarHaat” is a part of this “highway” where the “vehicle of empowerment of artisans” is moving forward.
He said that art and culture of the entire country is present under one roof in this “HunarHaat”. Artisans and craftsmen of the country have a legacy of spectacular art. The Central Government is working to promote this heritage.