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Tiny tots learn about indigenous clothing materials on National Handloom Day

Through various activities, students were taught about jute, silk, and other textiles

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On the occasion of National Handloom Day, the tiny tots of the Apeejay School, Tanda Road, Jalandhar, were taught about indigenous textiles and fabrics and their origins. National Handloom Day is observed every year in India on August 7 to promote awareness about the handloom industry and highlight the significance and contributions of the sector to the socio-economic development of the country. The first National Handloom Day was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai.

India’s handloom industry not only provides employment to a large section of people but also symbolises the country’s rich and varied cultural heritage. And amid celebrations of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, in the countdown to the country’s 75 years of Independence, it is only fitting to educate young students—the future of India—about their weaves and get them to take pride in their local crafts.

The pre-primary wing students learned how jute bags are made and how silk is produced. The young children were also encouraged to speak about different clothing materials. It was an interesting and informative learning experience for all the students.

Elaborating on the event, Deepti Kaushal, branch head (coordinator), Apeejay Tanda Road, said, “We celebrated National Handloom Day because it was different and unique as compared to other national or international days observed. Students are already aware of clothes, so we tried to help them explore further through presentations. The upper kindergarten students had to come and explain to their juniors the different types of clothing materials. There were also worksheets for the other classes. It was quite a successful event.”

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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