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5th National Handloom Day is Celebrated on 7th Aug 2019

Published on August 07, 2019
Current context: The 5th National Handloom Day is celebrated across the country on 7th August 2019.
5th National Handloom Day is Celebrated on 7th Aug 2019
  • Bhubaneswar, Odisha has been chosen as the venue for the event due to its rich tradition of Handlooms with the prime objective of empowering women and girls.
  • Eastern and North Eastern Regions account for more than 50% of total weavers’ population of India and out of them mostly are women.
  • The National Handloom Day is celebrated annually on 7th August to honour the handloom weavers and highlight India’s handloom industry in the country.
  • National Handloom Day seeks to focus on increasing the income of the weavers' community and the contribution of handloom to the socio-economic development of the country.
  • The National Handloom Day was declared in July 2015 with the objective of circulating awareness about the importance of the handloom and weaving industry to the socio-economic development of the country.
  • On 7th August, the Swadeshi Movement was launched in 1905 in Calcutta Town Hall to protest against the partition of Bengal, was chosen as the National Handloom Day.

Question: 

Q.1 The National Handloom Day is celebrated on which date?
a. 7th July
b. 7th August
c. 7th November
d. 7th June
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