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New Delhi : Union Ministry of Minority Affairs is organising 26th “Hunar Haat” of  artisans and craftsmen from across the country at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi from February 20, 2021,which will be formally inaugurated by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on February 21,  2021. Union Minister of State (I/C) for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The 26th “Hunar Haat” will be organised on the theme of “Vocal for Local” from February 20 to March 1, 2021, where more than 600 artisans and craftsmen including a large number of women artisans from more than 31 States/UTs will be participating.

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on February 14, 2021, said here that the “Hunar Haat”, a “perfect platform” to promote indigenous products of artisans and craftsmen from across the country, has provided employment and employment opportunities to more than 5 lakh artisans, craftsmen and artists.. The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs will provide employment and employment opportunities to 7.5 lakh artisans and craftsmen through 75 “Hunar Haat” which will be organised by completion of 75 years of the country’s independence.

Naqvi said that artisans and craftsmen from more than 31 States and UTs are participating in the “Hunar Haat” in New Delhi. Artisans and craftsmen from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal etc are participating in “Hunar Haat” at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for display and sale of their exquisite indigenous handmade products, according to a PIB release.

A large number of people visited the “Hunar Haat”, organised at Mysuru, Karnataka, from February 6 to 14, 2021. The people also made purchase of indigenous products on largescale to strengthen Prime Minister  Narendra Modi’s appeal for “Vocal for Local”.