On 7th August 2018, ‘National Handloom Day’ was observed at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI).
The Union Government had declared 7th August as the ‘National Handloom Day’ in July 2015 with the objective to generate awareness about importance of India’s handloom industry.
August 7 was chosen to commemorate the ‘Swadeshi Movement’ which was launched on this date in 1905 in the Calcutta Town Hall to protest against partition of Bengal by the British Government. The movement had aimed at reviving domestic products and production processes.
The staff of the Institute observed the ‘National Handloom Day’ and attended the office in handwoven/handloom attire. The students also wore handwoven/handloom attire.
In order to generate awareness about the ‘National Handloom Day’, posters were pasted prominently in the campus.