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Second 'National Handloom Day' celebration to be held today

Updated: Aug 07, 2016 07:47 IST

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Aug. 7 (ANI): The second 'National Handloom Day' celebrations and presentation of various Handloom and Sant Kabir Awards will be held in all states today.

"Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani will be the chief guest in the main function which will be held in Varanasi," the ministry said in a statement.

It further said that the National Handloom Day, which was first celebrated in 2015, will be celebrated at state level in all states and in 200 different handloom clusters.

To mark the Swadeshi Movement which began on August 7, 1905 and with the objective to generate awareness about the importance of handloom industry and its contribution to the socioeconomic development, the government on July 29, 2015 declared this day as 'National Handloom Day'. (ANI)