Hunar Haat ended ahead of schedule due to COVID-19 concerns

This edition covered products' arts, skills, and craftsmanship from over thirty states and union territories including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Haryana, Goa, and Meghalaya

Hunar Haat ended ahead of schedule due to COVID-19 concerns
Delhi Hunar Haat: More Than 700 Skilled artisans and folk artists from around the nation participated in 'Hunar Haat' at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex. Photographs and Video by Rajeev Bhatt.

Due to the rising concerns over COVID-19, the 35th edition of Hunar Haat inaugurated in the last week of Dec. has been closed ahead of schedule. The Ministry made the decision of Minority Affairs. The event has ended five days prior to the schedule. Curtains were opened on Dec. 23 with a hope to run up to Jan. 5.

Delhi Hunar Haat: More Than 700 Skilled artisans from around the nation participated in 'Hunar Haat' at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex

In a recent press conference, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi declared the closure and said that many visitors attend the Huna Haat despite the rising COVID-19 cases. More than 700 artisans and craftsmen participated in the event. Also, most of the participants were women. The theme was VocalForLocal and Swadeshi Se Swavlamban.

Delhi Hunar Haat: More Than 700 Skilled artisans from around the nation participated in 'Hunar Haat' at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex. Video: Rajeev Bhatt.