The new generation should scan opportunities in handloom sector. In the present age of on-line shopping, with the usage of technology, new generation should come forward to help handloom sector by providing them proper platform of marketing. Weavers Service Centre should also participate in the Indrayani Aap launched by Maharashtra Government.
This was observed by Dr Madhavi Khode, Commissioner (Textiles), Government of Maharashtra. She was speaking at the celebration of National Handloom Day at the Weavers Service Centre, Civil Lines, on Wednesday. Deepraj Pardikar, Deputy Mayor was the chief guest. Y K Suryavanshi, Deputy Director of Weavers Service Centre was also present. Dr Khode continued that in July 2015, Government of India declared August 7 as National Handloom Day with an objective of generating awareness about importance of handloom industry under the guidance of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
“This year, National Handloom Day is being celebrated at Bhubaneshwar wherein several activities related to handloom will be undertaken,” Dr Khode informed. Weavers Service Centre should help in creating awareness about literacy in textiles. Those who are undergoing training at the Weavers Service Centre, should explore opportunities in boutique and fashion designing. Deepraj Pardikar said, “It is the need of the hour to create awareness in society about the handloom products. We want revolution in the handloom industry.” Y K Suryavanshi said, handloom is the traditional industry of India.
Therefore, it is necessary to give boost to the weavers’ who are working in the handloom sector. Central Government’s initiatives like Mudra, E-dhaga, will definitely help the sector to bloom in the coming days. “Weavers should make handloom products with various designs. For this, they have to make co-ordination between administration and technology,” he said. Weavers who excelled in the field of handloom sector were felicitated by offering them certificates. Soumya Shrivastava, Textile Designer of Weavers Service Centre and Punit Pathak, Technical Inspector proposed the vote of thanks.