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Rampur to host next ‘Hunar Haat’

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. (File Photo- PIB)

New Delhi: The next ‘Hunar Haat’ (Skill Bazaar)  will be organised in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, said Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on October 10, 2021.

He said that the Hunar Haat will be organised from October 16, 2021, to October 25, 2021, as a part of series of 75 ‘Hunar Haat’ across the country under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence.

Naqvi informed that the Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate the 29th ‘HunarHaat’ in Rampur on October 16, 2021.

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal will be present as the Chief Guest on the occasion, informed Naqvi.

Artisans and craftsmen from more than 30 States and Union Territories will bring their indigenous exquisite handmade products made with wood, brass, bamboo, glass, cloth, paper, clay, and etc for sale and display at the Hunar Haat.

Naqvi said that ‘Vishwakarma Vatika’ will be one of the main attractions in the Hunar Haat.

“Artisans and craftsmen will display live, how these traditional indigenous products are made in these “Vishwakarma Vatika”. It will be helpful in preserving and promoting the traditional art and craft of the country.”

He said besides “Vocal for Local”, the upcoming Hunar Haat will also be based on the theme of ‘Best from Waste’.

“Exquisite products made from used and discarded items in households such as plastic, paper, ply, wood, glass, ceramic, jute, cotton, wool as well as banana stems, sugarcane pulp, paddy and wheat straw-stems, husk, Tur, rubber, iron, brass,  etc will be displayed in the Hunar Haat.”

He said that the people will also enjoy traditional food from almost every corner of the country under one roof at “Bawarchikhana” section in the Hunar Haat.

Naqvi informed that renowned artists such as Pankaj Udhas, Kailash Kher, Anu Kapoor, Sudesh Bhosle, Kumar Sanu, Roop Kumar Rathore, Sonali Rathore, Altaf Raja, Nizami Brothers, Vivek Mishra, Neelam Chauhan, Rekha Raj, Prem Bhatia, Bhupendra Singh Bhuppi and Nooran Sisters will enthrall the audience with their musical, cultural programmes in the evening every day at ‘Hunar Haat’ in Rampur. (Press Release)

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