Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the 29th Hunar Haat at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. The Hunar Haat is being organised by the Union Ministry for Minority Affairs as a part of a series of 75 Hunar Haat to be organised across the country under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Pradhan said that the Hunar Haat are proving instrumental in providing branding and market to the skillful artisans and craftsmen. He said that the products displayed at Hunar Haat are also available on Government-e-Marketplace i.e. GeM. He said that this vast platform opens a large national and international market to our local products.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal were also present on the occasion. Over 700 artisans and craftsmen from across the nation are participating in the Hunar Haat which will go on till 25th October. Various cultural programmes are also scheduled daily to attract crowd to the Hunar Haat.