In an attempt towards the realization of the Prime Minister’s idea of “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas”, the Ministry of Minority Affairs, through the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation under the Upgrading the Skills and Training in Tradition Arts/Crafts for Development Scheme, has organized “Hunar Haat”, a seven days long exhibition based on the theme of “Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam” from January 4, 2018 to January 10, 2018, at the Islam Gymkhana, Marine Lines, Mumbai. The exhibition was inaugurated by Vinod Tawde on behalf of the Minority Development and Waqf of Maharashtra and by Amesing Luikham, Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs on behalf of the Government of India.
With this initiative, the Ministry of Minority Affairs has come a step closer towards it’s aim of preserving and promoting the rich heritage of the traditional arts and crafts of the Minority communities. A total of 100 artisans, among which 26 are expected to be women artisans, will be seen showcasing and selling their products at the “Hunar Haat”. For the first time artisans of Parsi Gara Embroidery, Calligraphy in Wood and the Rogan Art, a dying craft will also be seen participating in the Exhibition.