On National Handloom Day, Smriti Irani Asked For Pics. Bollywood Obliged
National Handloom Day 2020: Here is how Bollywood celebrities are celebrating National Handloom Day.
On the occasion of National Handloom Day, several leaders and celebrities took to social media, urging people to be “vocal for local” and handmade products, and asking them to choose clothing made by Indian brands. National Handloom Day is observed every year on August 7 to recognise the contribution and hard work of handloom weavers. It is the day when the country celebrates the effort of artisans and weavers in preserving the indigenous crafts of India. As the country marks National Handloom Day today, Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani was among the first to tweet about it.
“National Handloom Day is the day to commemorate India’s rich & diverse handloom and acknowledge contribution of weavers in conserving our heritage,” Ms Irani tweeted.
This morning, Ms Irani also took to Twitter to share two photos which show her wearing a handloom saree and handmade face mask. “Handloom can enrich our daily lives and surroundings in many ways; from clothing to furnishing to masks in Covid times to wall hanging. Bring home handmade in India!” she wrote, also adding the hashtag #Vocal4Handmade.