Prime Minister Narendra Modi says textile sector is key to realising self-reliant India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the textiles sector is a key sector that will help build an Atmanirbhar Bharat or self-reliant India. Addressing an International Webinar on Textile Traditions organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relations – ICCR Yesterday Mr Modi said to assist our weavers in continuing to make world class products, we want to learn global best practices and also our best practices.
The Prime Minister said, the exchange of ideas and sharing of best practices in this webinar will create new avenues for collaboration. Mr Modi said, the textile sector has always brought opportunities and domestically, the sector is among the highest job providers in India.
Mr Modi said, world over, the textile sector employs many women and thus, a vibrant textile sector will add strength to efforts of women empowerment. He said, we need to prepare for our future in challenging times. He also added that textile traditions of the country have showcased powerful ideas and principles like diversity and adaptability, self-reliance, skill and innovation and these principles have become even more relevant now.
Mr Modi said, the programme is organized in the context of Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations. He said, Mahatma Gandhi saw a close link between the textile sector and social empowerment and converted the simple Charkha into a key symbol of India’s independence movement. He said, the Charkha wove us together as one nation.