Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah greeted people at National hand loom Day and said that India’s handloom industry represents the rich and diverse cultural heritage from the country.
In a series of tweets, Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared August 7 as National Handloom Day to commemorate the swadeshi movement.
“India’s handloom sector represents our rich and diverse cultural heritage. In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared August 7 as National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi movement that began in 1905 on the same day and to revive this ancient Indian art,” he said. he said.
The Minister of the Interior also said that it also aims to encourage compatriots to use products on manual looms woven by indigenous weavers.
“On this 8th National Handloom Day, let us join hands in furthering the Modi Government’s determination to preserve and promote our handloom legacy and empower our handloom weavers, especially women,” he added.
National Handloom Day is celebrated each year on August 7 to recognize the contributions of the nation’s handloom weavers.
On this day, the community of manual loom weavers is honored and the contribution of this sector to the socioeconomic development of this country is highlighted.
PM Modi declared August 7 as National Hand Loom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi movement, as it was on this day that the movement was launched in 1905. The movement involved the revival of domestic products and production processes.
A symbol of the rich and varied cultural heritage of our country, the handloom is an important sector that provides livelihoods in rural and semi-rural areas of our country. It is a sector that directly addresses women’s empowerment with over 70 per cent of all weavers and allied workers being women. One of the defining movements in our struggle for freedom was the Swadeshi Movement.
August 7 was chosen as National Hand Loom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement, which was launched on that day in 1905 at the Calcutta town hall to protest against the partition of Bengal by the British Government.
The first National Handloom Day was organized by PM Modi in Chennai, in 2015, with the main aim of making people aware of the rich history of the Indian handloom. The day not only celebrates India’s rich handloom heritage, but also commemorates the 1905 Swadeshi Movement, one of several campaigns to help the handloom industry, after the Covid-19 pandemic began. to disrupt the economy.

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