Handloom day on Aug 7

unnamedCentral Government has decided to declare August 7, as National Handloom Day which would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai and a new ‘India Handloom’ brand would also be launched. Sant Kabir and national awards for 2012, 2013 and 2014 will be given. Over 43 lakh weavers are engaged in handloom and allied activities. State Governments have been requested to celebrate the day. The industry is a source of livelihood to a large section of rural population particularly women and BPL families and a part of the rich cultural heritage and traditions.

Medaram Jathara

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