Amidst the lockdown and corona crisis, the Minority Ministry's ambitious initiative 'Hunar Haat' is returning and this time its theme will be 'Local to Global'. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday that Hunar Haat will be organized in the month of September in the wake of Coronavirus epidemic and it will be based on the 'Local to Global' theme. He also said that now more artisans and craftsmen will be involved in this event than ever before and during this time physical distance will also be taken care of.
In his statement, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, 'In the last five years, rare handmade indigenous items of Hunar Haat, which provide employment opportunities to more than five lakh Indian artisans and craftsmen, have become very popular among the people. Hunar Haat has become an authentic brand of indigenous handmade products, giving opportunity and market to artisans, craftsmen, artisans, skill masters from far-flung areas of the country.
Regarding the Coronavirus epidemic, Naqvi said that in Hunar Haat, special arrangements will be made for physical distance, cleanliness, sanitation, masks etc. There will be a pavilion named "Jaan Bhi Jahan Bhi", where people will also be given information to create awareness on the theme of 'panic no prevention' (do not be afraid). Naqvi says that in the coming days, Chandigarh, Delhi, Prayagraj, Bhopal, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Dehradun, Patna, Nagpur, Raipur, Puducherry, Amritsar, Jammu, Shimla, Goa, Kochi, "Hunar Haat" will be organized at places like Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Indore, Ranchi, Lucknow etc.