With a footfall of over 29 lakhs, Lucknow's Hunar Haat 2021 echoes with the sound of success

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.

Lucknow to house first-of-its-kind robotic parking facility in Chowk

Revamping the parking system, a robotic platform shall take vehicles to designated spots in this automatic facility!

In an attempt to reduce traffic snarls on the busy roads of old Lucknow, LDA is working on the establishment of robotic parking in the Chowk area. Being built on the land provided by the fire fighting department, this first-of-its-kind multilevel facility will change the parking system into a completely automatic process with magnetic cards, as stated by reports.

Keep reading... Show less

Phase II of Mumbai's COVID vaccination drive: 29 Private Hospitals to now administer doses

Private hospitals, including Lilavati, Breach Candy and 27 others, have been turned into COVID Vaccination Centres.

Private hospitals in Mumbai have been inducted into the coronavirus vaccination drive, to meet the increased demands of Phase II of the inoculation process. Flagged off on March 1, the second segment of the COVID immunity drive aims to administer the COVID jab to all people over 60 years and those over 45 with specified co-morbidities. Further, 29 private hospitals, including Lilavati, Breach Candy and 27 others, under the authority of PMJAY, CGHS or State Health Insurance Scheme (MJPJAY), have been permitted to work as COVID vaccination centres here. Check out the full list below.

Keep reading... Show less

Efficient & low-cost Metro Neo network to revamp Jaipur's local travel system

Slated to deployed on Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS) corridor, these vehicles would provide an alternative of easy commute.

In a bid to restore the unused Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS), the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited(JMRCL) is working on an initiative to introduce an environment-friendly light rail transport network on this route. Reportedly, JMRC has already submitted a draft to the Rajasthan state administration requesting it to grant approval for the project after evaluating the viability of the entailed provisions.

Keep reading... Show less

Women's Day in Lucknow will be marked by Pedalyatri Cycling Association's cycle-walk-marathon

This Women's Day, Maanvi is also welcoming all women to come forward & share a slice of their life that stirs inspiration in others.

Celebrating womanhood, the Pedalyatri Cycling Association in Lucknow is bringing the initiative of 'Maanvi' to life. With the belief that every day is women's day, the programme focuses on health and fitness and is extending an invitation to all women in the city to be a part of a cycle-walk-marathon. To be hosted on March 7, the event will begin at 6:30 AM from the 1090 Women's Powerline Chauraha, so make sure to mark your calendars!

Keep reading... Show less

Flipkart Marketplace to facilitate contactless grocery shopping in Jaipur

Flipkart Marketplace allows you to buy your supplies from anywhere at any time.

On Tuesday, e-commerce platform Flipkart announced that it will expand its grocery services to about 50 cities via the establishment of a 'Marketplace'. With this, the Pink City is all set to get its own retail unit that will ease the task of grocery shopping here. Additionally, the marketplace will also be available in Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Mysore, among others. Reportedly, Flipkart aims to extend its reach to over 70 cities in the next six months.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter

Newsletter

Most Read

Headlines

Lucknow

Kanpur

Trending

Jaipur

Indore

Goa

Mumbai