Handloom Day

It is observed on 7 August every year to honour the handloom weavers in the country. The National Handloom Day is celebrated to mark the 100th anniversary of the Swadeshi Movement, which started in 1905.The first National Handloom Day was organised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai.This year 6th National Handloom Day is celebrated.Handloom sector is a symbol of the country’s glorious cultural heritage and an important source of livelihood in the country. The sector is key to women empowerment as over 70% of handloom weavers and allied workers are women. Lets respect, celebrate and encourage handloom sector thereby empowering our handloom weavers and workers financially and instilling pride in their exquisite craftsmanship in our Country.

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