Thousands visit Hunar Haat every day

Thousands visit Hunar Haat every day

February 11, 2021

Expo makes over Rs. 25 lakh business in 5 days

Mysore/Mysuru: An estimated Rs. 25 lakh business has been made by Hunar Haat, a-sale-cum exhibition of indigenous products of artisans and craftsmen, organised by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, at Maharaja’s College Grounds since Feb. 6. 

According to sources, the expo has been organised with the slogan ‘Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikas’ under the aegis of National Minority Development Corporation and Finance Corporation. 

On Sunday alone, the expo attracted a crowd of around 40,000. All together in the past five days, over a lakh people have visited this exhibition which is a confluence of craft, cuisine and culture.

Mysureans are thronging Hunar Haat venue not only to buy artefacts but also to enjoy delicacies of other States. 

Singers Annu and Shankar performing at Maharaja’s College Grounds in city yesterday, as part of Hunar Haat’s Cultural Evening.

Althaf Ali’s stall featuring bamboo craft of Chhattisgarh such as flowerpots, beer mugs, hanging pots, rain sound maker and a miniature waterfall saw more visitors. 

The 3D paintings stall, set up by Pradeep Singh Kothari, an artist from Kishanganj in Rajasthan, is also attracting the art connoisseurs. Kothari said that this art was slowly dying due to advent of machine printing. Artists have switched over to other professions as the traditional one was no longer a profitable venture.

The products from other States were also attracting people in big number. The expo concludes on Feb. 14.


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