Atmanirbhar Bharat being strengthened through initiatives like Hunar Haat: Anurag Thakur
New Delhi, April 18 (KNN) Union Minister Anurag Thakur said there was no dearth of talent in India and 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat' being strengthened through initiatives like 'Hunar Haat'.
He was speaking in Mumbai after inaugurating the 40th edition of the Hunar Haat, a platform to provide market and opportunities to traditional arts and crafts of India.
The 12-day “Hunar Haat” event is being held at the MMRDA Ground in Mumbai Bandra-Kurla Complex area.
The Minister said this edition of Hunar Haat was a credible platform to promote 'Swadeshi' (locally-made) products. In this 40th edition of Hunar Haat, more than a thousand craftsmen and artisans coming from 31 states have put up 400 stalls. There is no lack of talent in India,".
Speaking about the 'One District-One Product' initiative of the Union government, wherein each district is recognised for one product, he said this initiative not only allowed people to generate their own income, but also created job opportunities for a few others in the area when economies across the world were affected by the pandemic.
Thakur also urged corporate houses and film industry to encourage local artisans by sourcing their anniversary and festival gifts from Hunar Haat.
More than 1,000 artisans and craftspersons from 31 states/Union Territories are participating, displaying a variety of wares and skills in the current edition. At 'Vishwakarma Vatika', the main attraction of Hunar Haat, artisans will display live demonstrations of how traditional indigenous products are created. (KNN Bureau)