HYDERABAD, OCTOBER 24, 2023: Hunar Mahotsav — a festival of crafts and cuisine at Gymkhana Grounds Secunderabad came to an end following a grand closing ceremony on Tuesday. This exhibition, which was held for about 12 days, received a massive response from people who visited from various corners of the twin cities.
Traders of textiles and artefacts from different parts of the country exhibited household goods, essential textiles and artefacts. Organizer M. Deepak Shukla said that there has been an unprecedented response to the goods and items available by textile art dealers at the venue. The organizers have said that there is a demand from the customers to extend the exhibition for a few more days. He said that a similar exhibition will be arranged soon as per the demand.
Photo caption: Deepak Shukla, Director and Assistant Managers Ehsan Asghar, Radha Gaur, L. Mehndi Hasan and B. Mansoor Abbas were among others who were present during the closing ceremony of Hunar Mahotsavam.
Hunar Mahotsav, the 12-day expo stood as a special attraction to visitors as it displayed various art objects, cuisine, rare artefacts and along with cultural programmes and music concerts. The programme Hunar Mahotsav was aimed at providing a stable platform for artists/artisans. More than 300 artists from more than 25 states/UTs have participated in Hunar Mahotsav’. Artists from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkhand, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal etc took part in the event.
Indigenous products like applique work, dry flowers, jute cane, brass products, wood and clay figurines, Azrakh black print, blue art pottery, pashmina shawl, khadi products, Banarasi silk, wooden furniture, chikan kari embroidery, Chanderi silk, lacquer glass, Rajasthani jewellery, phulkari, leather products, pottery, jute products were put on sale.
Traditional dishes from various regions of the country along with live-music programs and Dandiya Night were special attractions to the event.