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5th National Handloom Day is Celebrated on 7th Aug 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
5th National Handloom Day is Celebrated on 7th Aug 2019 5th National Handloom Day is Celebrated on 7th Aug 2019 Reviewed by Neha on August 07, 2019 Rating: 5

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