CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal presenting the rakhis to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Business Bureau :
TRADERS’ body CAIT presented more than 10,000 rakhis to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh designed by women entrepreneurs for Indian soldiers posted at borders with China and Pakistan, amid its campaign for boycott of Chinese goods. CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal presented first Modi rakhi to Singh and also handed over 10,000 rakhis on behalf of CAIT women entrepreneurs for Indian soldiers .
CAIT National President B C Bhartia said that the women entrepreneurs of CAIT have made millions of rakhis by using Indian goods in collaboration with women of lower economic strata from different States. These rakhis will be distributed to traders and their employees through trade associations. In continuation of its campaign, prominent trade leaders of the country will sell these rakhis to people by holding stalls in prominent markets of different cities.
Among the rakhis handed over to Singh for the soldiers consists Jute rakhi made in Nagpur, Paint rakhi made in Jaipur, Seed rakhi made in Pune, Wool rakhi made in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand rakhi made from tribal items in Jamshedpur, Tea Leaves rakhi made in Tinsukia in Assam, rakhi made with tea leaves in Kolkata, Silk rakhi made in Kolkata, fashionable rakhi made in Mumbai, etc.
Defence Minister Singh while linking CAIT national campaign ‘Indian Goods-Our pride’ with local and vocal and Atamnirbhar Bharat call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that through this campaign the traders across the country will be encouraged to sell primarily Indian goods. Singh praised the campaign of CAIT and said that the handmade rakhis by the women entrepreneurs will be tied on wrist of the soldiers. This will depict the love and affection of the people of the country and also boost morale of the soldiers, Singh added.