Gurgaon Haat to display phulkari, chanderi items

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Dec 18, 2015 17:32 IST
Artisans from across the country will participate in the seventh edition of the event which will have around 70 stalls. (HT File Photo)

Art and culture lovers in the city are in for a treat as the seventh edition of the two-day Gurgaon Haat festival will open on Sunday.

This festival is being organised by NGO Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) to promote culture and heritage in the city.

Artisans from various parts of the country will participate in the event which will have around 70 stalls.

Over the two days, visitors will get a glimpse of artworks from across the country. The haat will be open from 11 am to 8 pm.

“The objective is to encourage artisans and give their work an exposure. Some of the artworks that will be showcased at the haat are phulkari from Punjab, chanderi from Madhya Pradesh, juttis and mooras from Haryana, metal craft from Rajasthan and hand-woven woollen shawls from Himachal Pradesh,” said Atul Dev, convener, INTACH, Gurgaon.

“We have also planned the eight edition of Gurgaon Haat in March next year,” he added.

Apart from the two-day haat, INTACH is also planning to launch a ‘Clean Your Monument’ programme.

Under the campaign, heritage clubs of city schools will visit their adopted monuments and clean them.

Around 40 schools in Gurgaon run heritage clubs. Some schools have adopted monuments in Gurgaon district and that they take care of them as part of ‘heritage education and adopt a monument programme, Dev said.

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