Lucknow: In order to ramp up employment opportunities for the artisans in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the much talked about Hunar Haat is being organized from Januaray 22 to February 4 keeping the idea of Vocal for Local in mind. The inauguration of the event will be done by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister which is being organized at the Awadh Shilpgram. Hunar Haat is a journey to provide market and opportunities to indigenous products of artisans and craftsmen.
Hunar Haat will be witness to artisans and craftsmen from 31 states and union territories participating. Present to grace the event will be Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, Khadi and Village Industries Commission Chairman V K Saxena, among others. Showcasing their stellar skills will be 500 artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts. Renowned artists such as Kailash Kher, Vinod Rathore, Shibani Kashyap, Bhupendra Bhuppi, among others, will enthral the audience.
Additional Chief Secretary Information, MSME Navneet Sehgal said that ODOP is the favorite scheme of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Through this local skills (handicraftsmen and entrepreneurs associated with them) will be recognized and accomplished. Chances of livelihood will increase at the local level. This event will become a means of branding their products.