Misra visits research & designing centre

DOIMUKH, 7 May: Governor BD Mishra’s wife Neelam Misra on Saturday visited the textile & handicrafts department’s research and designing centre here and interacted with the officials, craftsmen, instructors, trainees and local weavers.

Misra, who has been working on a mission mode to popularise the practice of traditional loin loom, motivated the artisans, particularly the trainees, to “develop entrepreneurship and be self-supporting market persons.”

She suggested to them to use the traditional patterns and designs of their own tribes and make in-demand items like coats, shirts, saris, and other popular garments, “with difference and most importantly with Arunachali identity.”

She urged them to “return to the intricate and time-honoured weaving designs, inherent to their tribes, handed down from generation to generation.”

Textile, Handloom & Handicrafts Assistant Director Kaman Pertin briefed Misra about the centre and its challenges. (Raj Bhavan)