‘Hunar Haat’ will encourage craftsman’
The craftsmela ‘Hunar Haat’ which is organised at Islam Gymkhana Marine lines in Mumbai was visited by the Union Minister of Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today. Speaking on the occasion he said that the mela provides a platform to craftsmen form various parts of the country to display their wares and increase their sales. The government encourages them by giving them facilities like travelling allowance, free stay and space for their stalls. He informed that more than five lakh persons have visited the fair and have purchased and ordered goods. A single craftsman provides employment to more than hundred persons, he added. The government plans to organise at least six ‘Hunar Haats’ in a year in different parts of the country to encourage craftsmen.
Ministry of Minority Affairs has organised an exhibition titled “Hunar Haat” with the theme of ‘Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam’ from 4th to 10thJanuary, 2018 at the Islam Gymkhana, Marine Lines, Mumbai. It was inaugurated by Shri Vinod Tawde, Minister for Minority Development & waqf, Maharashtra and Shri Amesing Luikham, Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India on January 05, 2018.