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5th National Handloom Day

  • 07 Aug 2019
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The 5th National handloom day is being celebrated across the country on 7th August 2019.

  • The National handloom day is observed annually on 7th August to honour the handloom weaving community and highlight the importance of India’s handloom industry.
  • Bhubaneswar, Odisha has been chosen as the venue for the celebration of handloom day, due to its rich tradition of handlooms and to empower women and girls of the region.
    • More than 50% of total weavers population of India resides in Eastern and North Eastern region of the country.
  • August 7 was chosen as the National handloom day to commemorate the Swadeshi movement which was based on the Gandhian ideology of Swadeshi.
    • Swadeshi movement was launched on 7th August, 1905 in Calcutta town hall to protest against the partition of Bengal (by the British Government) by reviving domestic products and production processes.
  • The first National handloom day was inaugurated on 7th August 2015.
  • National handloom day seeks to focus on the contribution of handloom to the socio-economic development of the country.

Source: PIB

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