Ministry of Textiles (MoT) is geared up to celebrate 7th National Handloom Day (on 7 August 2021). Across India, there will be many events to celebrate India’s strength of handloom.
MoT will organise a function in Delhi, which will be presided over by Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, while Minister of State for Textiles Darshana Jardosh will be Guest of Honour.
There will be showcasing of handloom craft villages at Kanihama, J&K, Kovalam, Kerala and Mohpara, Golaghat Assam.
The event also includes inauguration of design resource centre at Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu and inauguration of building of weavers’ service centre at Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
Apart from these, there will be a virtual Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) by National Handloom Development Corporation.
To attract citizens towards handloom, a quiz for students and general public on Handlooms will be organised by MyGov Portal from 7 to 11 August and from 19 to 22 August 2021.
It is important to mention here that handloom is a sector that directly addresses women’s empowerment with over 70 per cent of all weavers and allied workers being female.
As per 4th All India Handloom Census (2019-20), there are more than 7 million handloom workers and weavers in India.
In the 75th year of independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all as a nation to buy Indian Handloom products and showcase their grandeur by associating with ‘my handloom my pride’.
Notably, along with MoT, various Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) are active on social media to create buzz about National Handloom Day.