Guwahati: Marvel at the handmade indigenous products from every corner of the country and savour traditional food of various regions at “Hunar Haat” in Guwahati.

Organised for the first time in the Northeast, the Hunar Haat has been set up at Veterinary College Ground, Khanapara, GS Road, Guwahati. The event is on till March 20. 

About 700 artisans and craftsmen, including a large number of women artisans, from 30 states and UTs are participating in Hunar Haat. There are about 300 stalls at the mela.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Hunar Haat is a potential platform to promote India’s rich legacy of art and craft. 

Hunar Haat is realising the dream of “magicians of maati” of the country. Hunar Haat has become a reason of happiness of artisans and craftsmen, he said.

Sarma said the haat is strengthening the mission of “Vocal for Local” by glorifying our indigenous products.

Speaking on the occasion, Naqvi said that the Hunar Haat has brought revolutionary changes in the lives of artisans and craftsmen by ensuring their socio-economic empowerment.

Naqvi said that Hunar Haat has proved to be a “Partner to Protect, Preserve, Promote” the precious legacy of artisans and craftsmen. 

Besides food and crafts products, cultural programmes by renowned artists of the country, selfie points, etc., are major attractions at the Hunar Haat. Circus artists are also performing every day at the Hunar Haat.

Renowned artists of the country such as Suresh Wadekar, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Amit Kumar, Sudesh Bhosle, Zubeen Garg, Altaf Raja, Kalpana Patowary, Hamsika Iyer, Archana Sharma, Upasana Singh, Dikshu Sarma, Padmanav Bordoloi, Sunita Bhuyen, Rani Indrani, Bhumika Malik, Rekha Raj, Mohit Khanna, Priya Malik, Ritesh Mishra, Gunjan Saxena, Junior Mehmood, Neha Khan will perform various cultural and musical programmes in the evening every day in “Hunar Haat” in Guwahati.

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