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National Handloom Day 2018: Mumbai markets for fabrics on a budget

National Handloom Day 2018: Mumbai markets for fabrics on a budget: :India is among the biggest manufacturers of textiles and apparel in the world supplying leading international brands, but till some time ago, handloom and weavers failed to get their due recognition. Indian designers are using handloom intelligently, and by wearing them one can truly carry forward the tradition of the ancient weaves.

“Observance of National Handloom Day would generate awareness about the importance of handloom industry as a part of our rich heritage and culture, promote handloom products and lead to increase in income of weavers as well as enhance their confidence and pride”. Meanwhile, when the world is engaged in celebrating the Friendship Day, we are forgetting another day important day in the Indian continent and it is National Handloom Day.


The National Handloom was originated last year in 2015, so it the second National Handloom Day in it is celebrated in all states. The celebration of this day and presentation of various Handloom and Sant Kabir Awards will be held in all states on Sunday.

Although, National Handloom day will be celebrated in all the states but the main event, will be celebrated in the Varanasi, where  Smriti Zubin Irani, the  Union Textiles Minister will  present National Handloom Awards and Sant Kabir Awards.

In a recent interaction with the media wing, Smriti Zubin Minister told that “the second National Handloom Day, which was first celebrated in 2015 will be celebrated at the state level in 200 different handloom clusters and in all the states.”

It is believed that around 27 per cent of the population in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency comprises of Varanasi weavers.

The “National Handloom Day’s” event will reach to the millions of Indian in India through Doordarshan Channel as they are the official broadcaster of this day and they will telecast a special program of one hour in the evening on Sunday.

Meanwhile, this day is celebrated with the single objective of spreading the awareness regarding the importance of handloom industry in the Indian culture and its contribution to the socio-economic development of the country in general.

It is also celebrated to promote handlooms to increase the income of weavers and enhance their pride in particular.

I know, you guys will be thinking why 7 August is chosen as the National Handloom Day. Well, 7 August is chosen as the National Handloom Day as It was on this day in 1905 that the Swadeshi Movement was formally launched, at a massive meeting in the Calcutta Town hall and this date, has a significance role in the struggle in India’s freedom.