After a halt of about six months due to the Corona pandemic, Hunar Haat will restart from October this year with the theme of Local to Global and focus on indigenous exquisite Indian toys.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that every corner of the country had a traditional and ancestral legacy of indigenous toys. On the verge of extinction, this legacy had got a boon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for Swadeshi Toys. The Indian toy industry got a tremendous boost after the call for Vocal for Local Toys.
The next Hunar Haat will restart at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, from 9 to 18 October 2020. More than 30 percent of stalls will be for artisans who prepare indigenous toys. Various institutions will also extend help to them for the attractive packaging of Swadeshi Toys. The Minority Affairs Ministry has organized more than two dozen Hunar Haat so far, across the country where lakhs of artisans have availed employment.
Naqvi said that this time, people would also be able to buy Hunar Haat products digital and online. Union Minority Affairs Ministry is registering these artisans and their indigenous products on Government e-Marketplace. Several export promotion councils have shown interest in providing international markets at large scale for handmade indigenous artisans and craftsmen’s handmade indigenous products.
Naqvi added that lakhs of master artisans and craftsmen from across the country are happy and excited that Hunar Haat will restart.