PM greets people on National Handloom Day

PM greets people on National Handloom Day

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Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah has greeted the people on National Handloom Day.

In a series of tweets, Shri Amit Shah said “India’s Handloom sector signifies our rich and diverse cultural heritage. In 2015, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi declared August 7 as the National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi movement that began in 1905 on the same day and to revive this ancient Indian art”.

The Union Home minister said “It is also aimed at encouraging countrymen to use handloom products woven by indigenous weavers. On this 8th National Handloom Day, let us join hands to further the Modi Government’s resolve to preserve and promote our handloom heritage and empower our handloom weavers, especially women”.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid a tribute to India’s rich cultural diversity and all those working to celebrate India’s artistic traditions on the occasion of National Handloom Day. The Prime Minister also urged all youngsters associated with the world of StartUps to take part in Handloom Startup Grand Challenge.

The Prime Minister tweeted;

“On National Handloom Day, a tribute to India’s rich cultural diversity and all those working to celebrate our artistic traditions.  #MyHandloomMyPride

“An excellent opportunity to ideate and innovate for weavers. Urging all those youngsters associated with the world of StartUps to take part…

#MyHandloomMyPride

About National Handloom Day

National Handloom Day is observed every year on 7 August. It aims to honour of the handloom industry and its weavers across India. This Year, India will observe the 7th National Handloom Day.

In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared August 7 National Handloom Day. Madras University’s Centenary Hall hosted the auspicious ceremony.

August 7 was declared National Handloom Day by the Union government in 2015 to commemorate the Swadeshi Andolan that started in 1905. Basically, it’s about encouraging Indians to wear clothes made by indigenous communities instead of foreign-made clothes.

OV Digital Desk