Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reveal “India Handloom” brand for superior market positioning of excellence handloom creations on August 7 — the day Swadeshi Movement was commenced in 1905 — at a big event to mark the first-ever National Handloom Day in Chennai.
The official declaration of Swadeshi Movement was made on August 7, 1905, in a huge meeting in the Calcutta Town hall. The faction engaged resumption of domestic goods and production methods. The Government of India has announced August 7 as National Handloom Day each year, in remembrance of this.
The Prime Minister will also commence India Handloom Brand. An exposition showcasing master conceptions of the awardees is also being launched on the event in the nearby senate Hall of Madras University.
The Handloom Day will be commemorated all over the country in collaboration with state governments. India has one of the supreme textile conventions in the world. The handloom industry of India is as old as our culture itself and swanks of a lot of living customs to this day. Handloom weaving is one of the biggest economic actions after agriculture, providing direct and indirect employment to more than 43 lakh weavers and associated workers. The sector donates to almost 15% of the cloth manufacture in the country and also gives to the country’s export earnings. 95% of the world’s hand woven cloth comes from India.
The handloom shapes a valuable part of our generational inheritance and exemplifies the wealth and variety of our country and the creativity of our weavers. The tradition of weaving by hand is a part of the country’s artistic culture. The handloom sector has an exclusive place in our economy. It has been maintained by transmitting skills from one generation to another. The power of the sector reclines in its exclusiveness, elasticity of manufacture, sincerity to modernizations, flexibility to supplier’s requisites and the prosperity of its tradition.