Hundreds of craftsmen and artisans across the country participated in “HunarHatt” organized by Ministry for Minority Affairs. The event, which kicked off on Sunday, will conclude on February 18.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during the inauguration of “HunarHaat,” lauded the efforts of artisans. Handmade products not only require craftsmanship and creative use of hands, but it also calls for heart and mind, he said.

The “HunarHaat” organized by the Ministry for Minority Affairs was held at Baba Khadak Singh Marg, and the event centered on the theme, “Development with Dignity.”

The government must take steps to recognize and reward its master artisans, he said.

The minister also suggested an online portal, which would help publicize “HunarHaat” at a national and global level.

The minister visited the stalls of artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts.

“Our country has many religions, and each of these religions have talented people who can create beautiful things,” he said.

Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, said that “HunarHaat” has been instrumental in providing employment opportunities for more than three lakh artisans.

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