In an attempt to promote indigenous art, government initiated the 34th Hunar Haat–where more than 600 artisans and craftsmen are participating with about 300 stalls. To witness the handmade products and support the noble cause several ministers visited the event in Surat. Union Minister of State for Rail and Textiles Darshana Jardosh, Gujarat Road and Building, Tourism Minister Purnesh Modi and Agriculture and Energy Minister Mukesh Patel, MLAs Arvind Rana, Kanti Balar, Sangita Patil, Vivek Patel, Pravin Ghoghari and Zankhana H. Patel, Surat Mayor Hemali Boghawala and other dignitaries graced the occasion.
The Governor of Gujarat, Acharya Devvrat, has said that Hunar Haat is playing a pivotal role in protection and promotion of thousands years’ old ancestral legacy of arts and craftsmanship of the country. Traditional dishes from different regions of the country are also available at the Hunar Haat.
Besides rare handmade indigenous products and traditional dishes; various cultural and musical programmes of renowned artists and Vishwakarma Vatika are also a major attraction of this 10-day Hunar Haat.
In his address after inaugurating the 34th edition of Hunar Haat at Vanita Vishram Parisar in Surat today, Devvrat said that the artisans and craftsmen of the Hunar Haat have revived the country’s heritage of art and skill. They have increased India’s prestige and pride.
Devvrat said that the Government led by Prime Minister Modi has taken several significant steps to protect and promote the ancestral legacy of arts and craftsmanship of our country which was on the verge of extinction. The event has proved to be an effective platform in this regard. The Hunar Haat has strengthened the campaign of “Vocal for Local”.