5th National Handloom Day

  1. The 5th National Handloom Day has been celebrated on August 7,2019 across the country.
  2. The Union Government had declared the 7th of August as the National Handloom Day in July 2015.
  3. The objective of the day is to generate awareness about the importance of the handloom industry to the socio economic development of the country.
  4. The day also seeks to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight India’s handloom industry.
  5. Further,August 7 was chosen as the National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement.
  6. The swadeshi movement was launched on this day in 1905 in Calcutta Town Hall to protest against the partition of Bengal by the British Government.The movement had aimed at reviving domestic products and production processes.