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40th Hunar Haat

  • 18 Apr 2022
  • 3 min read

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Recently, the 40th edition of the 'Hunar Haat’ was inaugurated in Mumbai. In this edition, more than a thousand craftsmen and artisans coming from 31 states and Union Territories participated.

What are Key Points Associated with Hunar Haat?

  • About:
    • Hunar Haat has been conceptualized to protect and promote the country’s ancestral legacy of arts and crafts in the current global competition and to support the traditional artisans and craftsmen.
    • The artisans selected in the Hunar Haat exhibition are those whose forefathers were involved in such traditional handmade work and are still continuing the profession.
  • Theme:
  • Aim:
    • To provide market exposure and employment opportunities to artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts.
    • Boosting the skills of craftsmen, weavers and artisans who are already engaged in the traditional ancestral work.
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  • Significance:

Way Forward

  • The Ministry of Minority Affairs should examine the feasibility of conducting short term Skill training courses concurrently in the future edition of Hunar Haats planned across the country.
  • Also, the Ministry of Minority Affairs can tie up with the universities, colleges and schools so that students can be brought to the Expo and given demonstrations about how 'Best from Waste' can be created.

Source: PIB

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