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  • Women Members of Parliament visit My Handloom My Pride Expo at Dilli Haat

    Published on August 4, 2021

    Minster of State for Textiles and Railways Smt. Darshana Jardosh, Minister of State for Commerce Smt. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi accompanied by esteemed women members of parliament visited ‘My Handloom My Pride Expo’ at Dilli Haat today. They interacted with weavers & artisans and bought the exquisite handloom products . Smt Darshana Jardosh had invited all the  women Members of Parliament to visit the handloom Expo at Dilli Haat and see the rich handloom heritage in order to encourage the weavers and promote the industry.

     In the 75th year of independence, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi  has urged all of us as a nation to buy Indian Handloom products and showcase their grandeur by associating with #MyHandloomMyPride.   On the clarion call of the Prime Minister, National level – My Handloom My Pride Expo” is being organized at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi from 1st August to 15th August 2021 by National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC) to celebrate the 7th National Handloom Day.

    Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Darshana Jardosh said that Handloom sector is a symbol of our country’s rich and varied cultural heritage and  ‘My Handloom My Pride Expo’ will give a big boost to our weavers and artisans in this pandemic period. The minister stated that handloom sector directly addresses women’s empowerment with over 70% of all weavers and allied workers being female. She further mentioned that Government is taking several measures to ensure sustainable development of the handloom sector thereby empowering our handloom loom sector thereby empowering our handloom weavers and workers financially and instilling pride in their exquisite craftsmanship.

    Smt. Anupriya Patel said that handloom is our pride and called upon the youth of the country to make handloom their style quotient. She said that Textiles sector is the second largest generator of employment after agriculture and such expos will go a long way in supporting and empowering the weavers, strengthening the handloom industry and promoting exports. Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi said that handloom is a very rich sector and the purpose of their visit to Expo is to encourage the weavers & artisans and  instil confidence in them to grow further.

    The Expo will provide direct access to the Handloom weavers of various areas of India, to market their genuine Handloom products to consumers. Through the EXPO, handloom agencies not only market their products at reasonable rates but also get to know customers’ choice with regard to colour, design and weaving for future improvement of the product.

    125 plus Handloom agencies/ National awardees belonging to 22 states are participating. The exhibition will be open to public from 11 am to 8 pm for fifteen days upto August 15, 2021 and more than 10000 people are expected to visit the exhibition.


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