India celebrates National Handloom Day every year on 7th August. The day is celebrated to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight India’s handloom industry. Bhubaneswar has been chosen as the venue for the celebrations of the day for its rich tradition of Handlooms. The prime objective of holding the National Handloom Day in Bhubaneswar is to empower women and girls.
National Handloom Day seeks to focus on the contribution of handloom to the socio economic development of the country and also increase the income of weavers.
Source: The Press Information Bureau