Government working to make women self-sufficient: President Ram Nath Kovind

NEW DELHI: The president said on Saturday that the government is working to make minorities, especially women, self-sufficient through skills development and social assistance programs, including 'Hunar Haats'.

Speaking after opening the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Faridabad, he said that these Haats have proven to be a strong campaign to provide employment opportunities for artisans, artisans and chefs.

He added that around 2.65 lakh of qualified people from minority communities have had employment opportunities under 'Hunar Haat'.

Surajkund International Crafts Mela has become a platform to showcase the artistic skills, talent and entrepreneurship of the people of India. During the past 33 years, the number of visitors and artisans at this fair has increased significantly, he said.

The president also said that the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi It is a golden opportunity to transmit your ideas to the country and the world.

The president was accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind at the function. The governor of Haryana, Satyadeo Narain Arya, the chief minister of Haryana and his counterpart Jai Ram Thakur were also present.

The fair attracts tourists not only from India but from all over the world. This year, Himachal Pradesh is the thematic state and Uzbekistan is the associated nation.

India and Uzbekistan share strong cultural and diplomatic ties, the president said.

Our geographical boundaries are not contiguous, but our hearts are united. Because of the close partnership between the two countries in the areas of culture, art and agriculture, the people of Uzbekistan and India enjoy the warmth of closeness, he said.

I am sure that Surajkund Mela will also make an effective contribution to the economy and the development of the arts and business, and this tradition will be continually strengthened, he said.

The Uzbek ambassador to India, Farhod Arziev, said a delegation from Uzbekistan, consisting of 100 artisans and artisans, is participating in the Surajkund Mela. Government working to make women self-sufficient: President Ram Nath Kovind