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First National Handloom Day to be observed on 7 August 2015

Aug 1, 2015 13:33 IST

Union Government on 31 July 2015 decided declared 7th August as National Handloom Day every year beginning from year 2015 throughout the country.

The first National Handloom Day will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai on 7 August 2015.

On this occasion, Sant Kabir Awards and National Awards for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 will be awarded and a new India Handloom brand for better market positioning of quality handloom products would be launched.

The day will be observed to 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.

As per Handloom Census of 2009-10, over 43 lakh persons are engaged in handloom weaving and allied activities in India.

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