2nd National Handloom Day Celebrated in Varansi [ Current Affairs ]

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Second National Handloom Day celebrated on August 7 in all over country. Union ministry of textiles marked the 2nd National Handloom Day with the number of event in Varansi. Smriti Zubin Irani was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

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  • The many union ministers are attained this event:

    • Minister of State (Independent charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy
    • Uttar Pradesh Textile Minister Mehaboob Ali
    • Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta
    • Development Commissioner (Handlooms) Alok Kumar

Key Details:

  • Union minister facilitating the winners of Sant Kabir National Handloom Awards (2015).
  • It’s also distributed MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) loans to the weavers during the event.
  • Union minister Smriti Irani announced to allow new building for six common facility centres (CFCs) in Varansi.
  • Textile ministry signed a MOA with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • Skill improvement of handloom weavers for this purpose the agreement was sign through the Weavers Service Centres (WSCs).
  • It also signs MoUs with National Institute of Open Schooling and Indira Gandhi National Open University.
  • Its purpose is to provide education facilities to:

    • Weavers and designer institutes
    • National Institute of Fashion Technology
    • Fashion Design Council of India
    • To promote hand-woven textile

Background:

  • First National Handloom Day was celebrated last year on 7th August, 2015.
  • Prime Minister was the Chief Guest in the main event.
  • This event was held in Chennai.

- Published on: August 9, 2016