‘Add innovative ideas to make Arunachali weaving more marketable’

‘Add innovative ideas to make Arunachali weaving more marketable’

ITANAGAR, Oct 5: The better half of Governor, Neelam Misra visited the District Crafts Centre of the Department of Textile and Handicrafts at Pasighat, East Siang district today.

She evinced deep interest and inquisitives during the visit of various sections of the Centre and familiarized herself with the articles displayed there. She said that traditional weaving being the practice amongst the women of tribal communities since time immemorial helps them continuing their cultural heritage and traditions and contributes towards the women’s economical empowerment.

Continuing her personal endeavour in the empowerment of women through traditional activities, Neelam Mishra while interacting with the trainees and craft instructors advised them to preserve the indigenous designs and patterns in original forms.

She also exhorted them to add innovative ideas to make the Arunachali weaving more marketable. She called upon them to play entrepreneurial role and promote the vast potential of the Arunachali youth in tribal arts and crafts.

Mishra, who has been taking keen interest in traditional weaving, called upon the women folks of the State, particularly the educated and socially well-established young ladies to promote the age-old weaving practices and help the socially and economically weak women in self employment. She suggested them to take up weaving as hobby and practice it in their leisure time.

She complimented the Department, its officers and craft masters for their endeavour to promote traditional weavings.

Textile and Handicraft Assistant Director Dagmo Riba briefed Neelam Mishra about the achievements, potential and challenges of the department in the district. DDI Matsam Jamoh also briefed her on govt initiative in promotion of Handloom, Textile and Handicrafts in the district.

 

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