National handloom day celebrated

Taki urges weavers to be professional

HONG Aug 7: The National Handloom Day (NHD) was celebrated in a befitting manner here in Lower Subansiri district on Wednesday.
The agriculture minister Tage Taki, while attending the programme, encouraged the weavers to be professional and dedicated.
He said ‘in the competitive world of artificial fabrics and high end fashion, our indigenous designs on natural fabrics have created a niche for itself, even at international level.’
The jwekhe and jillang patterns of the Apatanis have been worn in international fashion platforms, Taki added.
“Through the Mudra scheme for financial assistance to weavers, the government has initiated measures to uplift the economic condition of this section of the society. But it is saddening to see that few of our brethrens have defaulted in repayment of the loans. This has made the banks reluctant,” Taki said while urging all to be sincere in repayments.
While awarding training certificates on designing and dyeing to the weavers, he exhorted them to be sincere and explore more designs.
Deputy Commissioner Chukhu Takar and Gyati Kobing, MD, AWFED also spoke on the occasion.
The program was organised by Weaver’s Service Centre, Guwahati, under the union Ministry of Textiles, in collaboration with the office of the Lower Subansiri district Registrar of Cooperative Society.
Hong based Brand Arunachal Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Ziro is currently providing the training. Four batches of trainings have been so far completed in dyeing and designing, informed Hibu Yabyang, Chairperson of the society.
Exhibition stalls were also set up by various cooperative societies of Lower Subansiri district. Weavers from the Kamle and Lower Subansiri districts, Goan Buras and Goan Buris also participated in the programme. DIPRO