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New Delhi : “Braj Raj Utsav” and “Hunar Haat”,, will be inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on  November 10, 2021, at Vrindavan, UP.

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Hema Malini, BJP MP, Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Shrikant Sharma, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, UP Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad Vice Chairman Shailja Kant Misra, will also be present on the occasion of inauguration of 31st “Hunar Haat” at Vrindavan, Mathura.

Naqvi on November 8, 202, said in New Delhi that “Hunar Haat”, a perfect platform to promote, preserve, and provide market and opportunities to centuries old traditional and ancestral art and craft of India, is strengthening the “Swadeshi” and “Vocal for Local” campaign. It has also ensured economic empowerment of indigenous artisans and craftsmen, he said.

Naqvi said that in “Vishwakarma Vatika” in “Hunar Haats”, these artisans and craftsmen showcase live, how these beautiful handmade products are made. There will be “Circus” programme at the “Hunar Haat”, being organised at Kumbh Mela Ground, Vrindavan, Mathura, from November 10 to 19, 2021, where the Indian Circus artists will perform spectacular diverse traditional entertainment shows.

Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad is organizing the 10-day Braj Raj Mahotsav from November 10 at Vrindavan to promote glorious Braj culture.  Religious, traditional, folk dance as well as cultural programmes related to Braj culture will be organised during the event.

The Minister said that about 400 artisans, craftsmen, and culinary experts are participating at ‘Hunar Haat” in “Braj Raj Utsav”. Artisans and craftsmen from more than 30 States and Union Territories including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu-Kashmir, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala will bring their indigenous products made with wood, brass, bamboo, glass, cloth, paper, clay etc. Traditional vegetarian foods from various parts of the country will also be available at the “Hunar Haat”.

Renowned artists such as Annu Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Suresh Wadekar, Punit Issar (to perform the Mahabharat show), Sadanand Biswas, Anoop Jalota, renowned Bhajan singer Usman Mir, singer Rani Indrani and others will perform various cultural and musical programmes every day in the evening at “Hunar Haat”.

Naqvi stated that more than 6 lakh artisans, craftsmen, and people associated with them have been provided employment and employment opportunities through “Hunar Haat” in the last about 6 years. “Hunar Haat” is also available at virtual and online platform http://hunarhaat.org and GeM portal.  People of the country and abroad can buy “Hunar Haat” products digital and online also, according to a PIB release.

The next “Hunar Haat” will be organised in Lucknow ( November 12 to 21, 2021), Pragati Maidan, New Delhi ( November 14 to 27),  Hyderabad ( November 26 to December 5), Surat ( December 10 to 19), New Delhi (December 22, 2021 to January 2,  2022). “Hunar Haat” will also be organised in Mysuru, Guwahati, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Patna, Puducherry, Mumbai, Jammu, Chennai, Chandigarh, Agra, Prayagraj, Goa, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Kota, Sikkim, Srinagar, Leh, Shillong, Ranchi, Agartala, and other places in the coming days.