40th “Hunar Haat”, organised by Union Ministry of Minority Affairs at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai:
by Shrutee K
The momentous 40th edition of the “Hunar Haat”, a “credible and consummate” platform to “Preserve, Protect, Promote” “Swadeshi” and “Vocal for Local”, is being organised in a grand way in Mumbai from 16th to 27th April, 2022. About 1000 artisans and craftsmen from more than 31 States/UTs are participating in the Mumbai "Hunar Haat".
“Hunar Haat” is strengthening the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call for “Vocal for Local” and “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”. Besides, promoting ancestral arts and crafts evem from remote areas of the country, “Hunar Haat” has provided employment and employment opportunities to more than 9 lakh artisans and craftsmen within a short span of just 6 years. More than 50 per cent of these beneficiaries are women artisans. “Hunar Haat” has given wings to aspirations of these women artisans. On an average 8 to 10 lakh people have visited every “Hunar Haat”. So, more than 4 crore people have visited 39 “Hunar Haats”, organised across the country, to purchase indigenous products, to encourage artisans and craftsmen and also to enjoy various musical and cultural programmes in “Hunar Haats”.