Preserving our Textile traditions and create awareness of Handloom fabrics, our honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi marked 7th of August as the ‘National Handloom Day’. This year being the 8th National Handloom Day after the pandemic, NIFT Panchkula organized “An exhibition on Textiles of Haryana” To promote age old tradition of weaving textiles of the state and to keep the handloom industry alive the exhibition cum salewas planned with Orientation Programme.
The four weavers Mrs.Parveen Begam and Mr. Gulaf Khan from Samlehari village, Mr. Sarajoo Deen and Mr. Sujain from village Garhi Kotaha has exhibited handloom products for sale were Cotton and Chindi Dhurries, Mats, Runners etc.
On 8th Handloom Day the Prof. Dr. Amandeep Singh Grover, Director, NIFT, Panchkula said “Let us Preserve, Promote and appreciate the richness of Indian Handlooms.”
Mr. Deepak Rana, Joint Director, NIFT, Panchkula shared Handloom is a symbol of our country’s rich and varied cultural heritage. It is an important sector providing livelihood in rural and semi-rural parts of our country.
Ms. Shruti Gupta , Assistant professor & CIC, Textile Design department, NIFT Panchkula:
The handloom industry provides employment to weavers in their homes at a low capital investment. The strength of handloom lies in unique designs which cannot be replicated by Power loom sector. The handloom sector makes use of minimal power, produces eco-friendly quality which can help in reducing Global warming.
Ms. Chavi Goyal, Assistant Professor, DFT, shared that The handloom industry of Haryana is age old tradition displaying art, culture and heritage of the state which needs to be preserved and taken to higher levels of export.