Modi asks actors, youths to popularise handloom

Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged movie stars, youths and others to use handloom products to give a much needed boost to the sector.

“If movie actors decide to use only handloom and handicraft products in one out of their five movies, then those movies will automatically attract good viewership,” Modi said.

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Modi said film industry plays a major part in popularising fashion.

He was here to launch the National Handloom Day and the India Handloom brand for better market positioning of Indian handloom products.

Speaking at the Madras University Centenary Auditorium, Modi said youths of today make purchases online and added that handloom products should also be made available online.

He said handloom products were to be branded because Indian handloom products lack global branding.

He said the sale of khadi products had gone up by 60 percent after his October 2 appeal to people to use at least one khadi product to brighten the lives of the producers.

A similar call should be given for handloom products.

Modi said handloom could be used for curtains, clothes, bedsheets, doormat and more.

The prime minister said handlooms form 15 percent of the total textile market, and if this was increased to 20 percent, the turnover of the sector would increase by 33 percent.

Starting this year, the National Handloom Day would be celebrated on August 7 every year.

It was on this day in 1905 that the boycott of British products began during India’s freedom struggle.

The National Handloom Day is observed to generate awareness about the importance of handloom industry which is part of India’s rich heritage and culture.

Over 43 lakh people are engaged in handloom weaving and allied activities in India.

The industry is a source of livelihood to large sections of rural population particularly women, and BPL families, in addition to being a part of the country’s rich cultural heritage and traditions.

Earlier in the day, Modi, who arrived in a special aircraft from New Delhi, was received by Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her cabinet colleagues at the airport.

Modi went to the Madras University Centenary Auditorium.

10 Comments

  1. Hahahahahahahahahaha! How much MORE ridiculous can our Yumreeki Rampa’s Pradhana Sevaka get?

    Somebody please refresh my memory – WHO was photographed with a ‘kevala’ Rs 10 lakh monogrammed banghdala suit? Carlos Menem, Hosni Mubarak, Evander Holyfield? Who?

    Handloom! My…..! Hahahahahaha.

  2. Joker Praveena’s comments show how he has no intellectual curiosity at all. He doesn’t know Modiji’s lifestyle or how Modiji always practiced Bharateeya values. One special dress based on his friend’s request, that too with a promise to return it for charity work, doesn’t disqualify him from talking about the core values he believes in. Instead, in the eyes of educated, intellectual people, it makes him even a better leader. Looking at the slow learning skills of Praveena, he needs at least 15 years to understand this post!!

    • One special dress based on his friend’s request, that too with a promise to return it for charity work, doesn’t disqualify him …. Rampa

      And tomorrow, some OTHER “special” friend will request him to wear a SPECIAL IRONMAN or ‘BADMAN’ (sic) suit – and THAT TOO with a promise to return it for charity work…. will your Pradhana Sevaka wear it when he goes off to some ‘phoreen’ land?

      Or will he use some brains and throw it out?

    • He doesn’t know Modiji’s lifestyle or how Modiji always practiced Bharateeya values. – Rampu’ji

      BUT Rampu’ji,

      How does a Bharatha Mata Bhagi know about “Modi’jis’ practices? He is SO reclusive that EVEN his deserted wife needs to file an RTI to know what protection is accorded to her!

      Now, if you were to talk about Caitlyn Jenner’s practices or Kayne West’s, you could have sought some pardon. Not from me, ok? I’m no judge, jury, executioner in your wild west or Indian Khap Panchayat. But then, I could always join you in singing:

      ಅಕೂಲೂ, ಮೂಕೂಲು, ಯಮ್ರೀಕ ಧಕೂಲು
      ಯಮ್ರೀಕ’da ಜೋಕ್ಲು ಪೊರ್ಲು ಪೊರ್ಲು
      ಡಿಂಕಾ ಡೊ, ಡಿಂಕಾ ಡೊ, dinka dinka do!

      ಅರ್ಥ ಐತೇನೋ? 🙂

  3. Mr. Modi, you are being adorned like a deity by the BJP party followers. If you will start wearing handloom clothing on a daily basis while in India, that will be the biggest advertisement instead of imploring the movie stars to wear handloom clothing. When you are in foreign trips, need not have to wear handloom clothing but anything to fit the occasion, however wearing lakhs worth outfit will be turning as a paradox.

  4. “ಡಿಂಕಾ ಡೊ, ಡಿಂಕಾ ಡೊ, dinka dinka do!…ಅರ್ಥ ಐತೇನೋ? ” asks Joker Praveena Pinto.

    Yes – here is what I understood. When I was listening to Thyaagaraaja, Syama shastri, Muthuswami Dihshitar, you were busy singing silly songs taught by your foreign masters. When I was reading KuVempu, Bhairappa, Karantha, Satyakaama and Vaisampaayana, you were busy aping your masters.

    Great!! smiles…

    • Thyaagaraaja, Syama shastri, Muthuswami Dihshitar….When I was reading KuVempu, Bhairappa, Karantha, Satyakaama and Vaisampaayana, you were busy aping your masters. – Original RampaNNA quoting some unknowns!

      No wonder you use silly KG class prattle like “Mooka Praani”, “Naalige chappala”, “Sriman Modi’ji”, “DoddaNNA”, “BoDDanNA”, “Bharatha Mata”, “Akhanda Bharatha” “Mohini”, “Kamini” etc etc.!

      And that makes me wonder – if ALL that has gone deep inside your veins and is threatening to cause Arteriosclerosis! But then, don’t worry! Doc Dronu Sugam is at hand. Did you rig up your Skype to give him a buzz?

      And oh! It is YOU who has settled down quite comfortably in the land of YOUR Western masters and are toeing their line! Can a man have 2 masters?

      Simultaneously, you are toeing the line of your Bharatha Mata’s Masters! Poor marionette! To how many pretty dunce (sic) tunes do you HAVE to dance to! Matt: 6:24 says – No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

      And THERE you ARE – serving God, Mammon AND Srimana Modi’ji, Obama Husseina Barraka AND GoalaMaalakara . Tsk tsk. Lang pusk! Poori baaji! 🙂 is this a game of backgammon? Or bluff? 🙂

      You know ya Rampu’ji, you might have read some semi-erotic stories and blunderful stuff such as – ಧರಣಿ ಮಂಡಲ ಮಧ್ಯದೊಳಗೆ…. SO what ya Rampa? Why not go teach it to some blondes? They might appreciate your “efforts”.

      Dinka do.. dinka do.. dinka dinka do! 🙂
      Mangalooralli thumba potholes kano
      Neevu Lobo matthe Nalina “look-up” maadiddero?
      Rampa, nee begane Baaro. 🙂

      • Joker Praveena Pinto represents the cultural residue of his foreign masters even after they are long gone!! No wonder he finds more pleasure in ‘dinka-dinka-do’ silly songs. He certainly doesn’t know anything about ‘melakarta raagas’ !! LOL Doddanna was right in declining him a visa so he could travel to very he truly belonged – Saudi Arabia!! LOL

        • All I know is that name calling doesn’t have a place in any serious debates or discussions. – Rampa to Henry James in point No. 2 alluding to a “serious debate” (shoes worn for SIX whole years!)

          Assuming that you do have the right AND CAPACITY to vote, whom did you vote for in the last Yumreeki elections? Democrats or the Republicans? – Me to RampaNNA.

          And his ‘circular reference’ answer:

          Dude – I was referring to serious conversations, not silly folks like Joker Praveena or sharia sheikh. – Rampa in point no. 4 in the SAME post. 🙂

          Joker Praveena Pinto represents the cultural residue of his foreign masters even after they are long gone!!

          Brilliant fella! When he has no answers to my questions, he instead talks about the Chandamama comics & ‘mohini’ stories he has read! Drops in a few “aadu”/”Kaadu” words too! Sigh! When he has NOTHING left to talk about, he talks about his Pradhana Sevakas (PS) REJECTED US visa and the “Bhagna Swapna” that the PS and his Bhakta’s faced. AND to smash MORE ‘alsande pie’ on his brilliant face, he says it was my visa.

          And to SMASH more ‘alsande pie’ on his ‘superior’ face, he drops in the phrase “cultural residue” to an Indian! And HE RESIDES in the USA, does NOT replace his leather shoes for a MINIMUM of 6 years and instead – LOOKS for BOTH Mr. Lobo & Nalina Kumara when there are potholes in Mangalore! 🙂 🙂

          Hahahaha! Rampa! I need your 100 sq m Jhomblass chaddis to dry my tears of laughter! :):)

          Dinka do.. dinka do.. dinka dinka do! 🙂
          Mangalooralli thumba potholes kano
          Neevu Lobo matthe Nalina “look-up” maadiddero?
          Rampa, nee begane Baaro. 🙂

          • Joker Praveena,
            Again, the real difference between my posts and your posts are as big and significant as the difference between ‘Melakarta’ raagas and ‘dinka-dinka” songs!! LOL Unfortunately there is no way for you to understand this without necessarily levels of cultural, educational and intellectual background.

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