UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday inaugurated the 12-day ‘Hunar Haat’ in Lucknow which seeks to provide employment opportunities and market exposure to artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts. On the occassion, Adityanath said the traditional art of the master artisans of the country is being enthusiastically projected through the ‘Hunar Haat’.
He said the Union Government has taken several steps to strengthen, preserve and promote India’s indigenous traditional legacy of master artisans and craftsmen. ‘Hunar Haat’ provides a new and effective platform to the traditional skills of the artisans in the country, the Chief Minister said. Adityanath congratulated Naqvi for this move and said the Centre and the UP Government are extending help to the artisans to promote their traditional talent.
Speaking on the occasion, Naqvi said ‘Hunar Haat’ has proved to be an effective and successful mission to preserve and promote India’s indigenous traditional legacy which was on the verge of extinction. It promotes traditional arts and provides employment opportunities to thousands of artisans, including a large number of women, the Union Minister said. He said over 2 lakh master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts have been provided employment in the last 3 years. Artisans and craftsmen from across the country are participating in Lucknow’s ‘Hunar Haat’.