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Webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Handloom Sector of India’ held at FDDI, Chhindwara campus


On the occasion of National Handloom Day on 7th August 2020, a webinar on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Handloom Sector of India’ was held at Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Chhindwara campus.

It was organized by the Fashion Design Department (FDD) of FDDI, Chhindwara campus.

National Handloom Day is observed every year on August 7 to recognize the contribution and hard work of handloom weavers. It is the day when the country celebrates the effort of artisans and weavers in preserving the indigenous crafts of India.

The resource persons for the event were Dr. Amrita Rajput, HOD-Fashion Design, SAGE University, Indore and Mr. Neeraj Jaiswal, Faculty NIFT, Kangra.

Dr. Amrita Rajput, HOD-Fashion Design, SAGE University is having academic experience of more than 20 years whereas Mr. Neeraj Jaiswal, Faculty NIFT, Kangra is having an experience of 18+ years in the field of Fashion and academics.

Both the resource persons briefed about the current scenario of the handloom sector of India and the challenges it is facing. They urged that it is the responsibility of the young budding designer and fashion design students to create a platform and discover new and independent ways in order to promote and establish the handloom sector keeping in mind the philosophy of be ‘vocal for local’.

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During the webinar, a presentation on Handloom sector of India by the students of FDD of 5th semester namely Ms. Lipi Parihar, Ms. Deepika Singh, Ms. Monika Singh and Ms. Tanvi Talreja was made.

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A video documentary made by Ms. Sonali Bende & Ms. Shivani Pal, students of FDD of 3rd semester on the handloom artisans of village Sausar who are working on Maheshwari Saree and related handloom products was also shown during the webinar. Besides this, various work created by students of 5th and 3rd semester of FDD students was also showcased in the webinar.

The webinar saw a large participation of the students and staff and was widely applauded.



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