Bihar's Khadi festival promotes the handloom textile

The Bihar State Khadi Festival concluded on February 12 and Bihar’s Governor, Satya Pal Malik, detailed how Bihar’s Khadi Policy will promote the industry.

The Bihar State Khadi Festival concluded on February 12 - Good Earth- Facebook

The Rashtriya Khadi Shilp Mahotsav (Khadi Festival) at Gyan Bhawan in Bihar showcased an array of garments and lifestyle items made from Khadi in the Bihar region. Shoppers were able to browse an array of sustainable handicrafts and tote bags, embroidered kurtas, and stoles were available as well as homeware.

Bihar’s Governor Satya Pal Malik spoke at the event’s closing ceremony and said: “Khadi is not just a home spun cloth but a revolutionary idea. Khadi, for Mahatma Gandhi, was symbolic of Indian self-respect and self-reliance. It enabled him to carry his message of Swadeshi and Swaraj to the people. Bihar has a large contribution in preserving and promoting Khadi.”

Malik also stated that the state will strive to use policy to promote Khadi textiles. The policy will “help in [the] promoting, branding and marketing of khadi products,” said Malik. The festival’s concluding ceremony of the Khadi Festival was attended by the Industry Minister Jai Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary S Siddharth, and Additional Secretary Pradeep Kumar, among others. The event was organised by the Department of Industry and the Bihar Rajya Khadi Gramodhyog Board.

Much of India’s Khadi production takes place in Bihar and the The Rashtriya Khadi Shilp Mahotsav showed the state government’s commitment to continuing to promote the weave. Although official footfalls have not been calculated, the large number of shoppers passing through indicate that Khadi consciousness in increasing among consumers.

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