Every year 07 August is celebrated as National Handloom Day in India. The day aims to honour the handloom weavers of India for their role in the socio-economic development of the country. The day also creates awareness among people of the country about the Handloom Industry. Let us tell you more about National Handloom Day, like its 2021 Theme, History, Significance, Importance, Celebration, Activities, and More.
National Handloom Day 2021 Theme
The theme of the National Handloom Day 2021 is “Hand Loom – An Indian Legacy“. This is the Phrase around which the whole celebration of the National Handloom Day 2021 will revolve.
To create awareness about the importance of the handloom industry, in July 2015 current government decided to celebrate National Handloom Day every year. And they mark 07 August for the celebration to promote the Swadeshi Movement. Swadeshi Movement was also launched on the same day in 1905, at Calcutta Town hall to show people’s anger against the partition of Bengal.
Significance, and Importance
Talking about Significance, and Importance, the handloom sector is the second-largest field of employment in India. Agriculture sector placed at no 1. According to a report of 2019 Textile Output, India is the second-largest cloth manufacturer in the world. Leaving behind by China. According to this report, 6.9% of the world’s clothes are made by India. While China has fully trapped the market with 52.2% of the Global Share. US and Pakistan are behind India.
Here are some of the best videos dedicated to the handloom weavers of India
Here are some interesting drawings, you can make to honour the Indian handloom weavers. Also you can enhance your art skills by making these: