Modi has urged people to incorporate khadi in their wardrobe.

Modi govts planned khadi initiative gets thumbs up from Hyderabad residentsjigar brahmbhatt (own work) via wikipedia
news Khadi Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 19:38

With the Modi government’s recent initiative to promote the use of khadi, residents in Hyderabad have welcomed the move and voiced their support.

A 28-year-old government teacher said it is a good initiative by the Modi government and it is a matter of pride as well.

Deepa (name changed on request), told The News Minute, "It's a very good initiative by Modi Government to promote Indian clothing and it’s a proud thing too. Khadi is really good for summers and also good for your skin. Our country will grow if Indian goods and clothing will increase in India. The government should also tie up with MNCs for more growth and promote it better".

Kashika Gupta, a 24-year-old working professional and fashion lover told The News Minute that khadi was not being worn by many of late and wanted Indian brands to manufacture it and give it a makeover.

"With time, khadi had become a rare sight but when I heard this idea about government promoting Khadi I got really excited as these days, no one wears khadi. We would love to see Indian brands, which can give this eco-friendly fabric a makeover and elevate it to match the high street fashion," she said.

"For us, khadi is more than just a cloth, it represents Indian pride. It creates effortless style and Indian appeal. Clearly with government initiative, khadi is here to stay for its strong organic character and natural appeal.”

Twenty-seven-year-old Vishistha, a government employee told The News Minute that spinning the charkha would enable the present and future generations to become sensitized to social issues.

"Sensitizing the present generation and gen-next towards the socials issues could be accomplished by re-spinning the charkha today. Khadi is symbolic of homogeneity, status neutrality, simplicity and uniform clothing.”

"The economic liberation of the masses could be achieved by creating an attainable market through the employable masses of India. Embracing Khadi as a uniform in office would go well with the values that are inseparable from it",she added.

Modi in February during his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio programme had urged people to incorporate khadi in their wardrobe and said it could generate jobs for millions of Indians.

He announced that his government was working towards developing Khadi Gramudyog cottage industry across villages with the aim of providing employment and empowering rural families.

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