A hub for indigenous products, Lucknow's Hunar Haat was a big hit!
Hunar Haat in Lucknow this year, marked the amalgamation of culture, cuisine and craft, gaining commendable support from the locals. Owing to its successful run, the exhibition was extended for 3 more days in the city and was visited by more than 29 lakh people. Organised at Avadh Shilpgram in Lucknow from January 22 to February 7, Hunar Haat in Lucknow reinstated the intention behind 'vocal for local', where artisans and craftsmen from 31 states and UTs came together to display their craft.
The festive gala, an employment opportunity for many-
Lucknow Hunar Haat made a resounding impact by its digital presence on virtual platforms, giving the limelight to rustic craft. The Union Minister of Minority Affairs stated that "People have purchased products through digital platforms and appreciated it too. Now, it is also available on GeM (Government E-marketplace) portal."
Talking about providing employment opportunities, the Minister said that more than five lakh artisans, craftsmen and people associated with them have been provided employment and employment opportunities in the last six years through "Hunar Haat".
"Indigenous products like Ajrakh, Applique, Art Metal Ware, Bagh Print, Batik, Banarsi Saree, Bandhej, Bastar Art and Herbal products, Block Print, Brass Metal Bangles, Cane and Bamboo products, Canvas Painting, Chikankari, Copper Bell, Dry Flowers, Handloom Textile, Kalamkari, Mangalgiri, Kota Silk, Lac Bangles, Leather products, Pashmina Shawls, Rampuri Violin, wooden and iron toys, Kantha Embroidery, Brass products, crystal glass items, Sandalwood products, wooden and cane furniture etc were available at Hunar Haat," he added.
Pan-India schedule for Hunar Haat:
The Union Minister further shared information about the next Hunar Haat, which is set to be organised in Karnataka. The 25th edition of the cultural extravaganza will take place at Maharaja College Ground, Chamarajapuram, Mysuru, from February 6 to 14. Besides, it will also be organised in Delhi this month, from February 20 to March 1. Kota Hunar Haat has been slated from February 28 to March 7.
Meanwhile, similar exhibitions will be held at places like Jaipur, Chandigarh, Indore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Surat/Ahmedabad, Kochi, Puducherry etc.