Bollywood celebrities today shared some interesting posts to mark National Handloom Day. A-listed stars like Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra, Yami Gautam, Sonam Kapoor tweeted support to this movement. Earlier in the day, Smriti Z Irani, the Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development asked Indians to celebrate India's legacy.
In her tweet, the former television actress writes, "Handloom can enrich our daily lives and surroundings in many ways; from clothing to furnishing to Masks in COVID times to wall hanging. Bring home handmade in India! I take pride in celebrating India’s legacy, I am #Vocal4Handmade. Are you?."
She made yet another tweet to promote the diverse handloom traditions from North-east India. Smritiji says, "North East India has such diverse handloom traditions. Be it Muga Silk of Assam or Gale Handloom from Arunachal Pradesh, each design & each technique has a unique cultural story associated with it. Support these weaves by rooting for #Vocal4Handmade!"
Bollywood Celebrities Promote National Handloom Day
Leading Bollywood actresses Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra, Yami Gautam, and Sonam Kapoor joined Smriti Irani to promote Vocal4Handmade. Priyanka Chopra extended her support to National Handloom Day through a tweet. In her post, she writes, "Indian handlooms are known to be unique and a work of craftsmanship. Let's lend our support to the weavers and artisans of the textile industry."
Dream Girl actress Nushrat Bharucha also shared a picture of herself wearing a handloom saree. The actress penned, "This National Handloom Day, let's be #Vocal4Handmade and support our skilled weavers & artisans!"
Mast Mast-girl Raveena Tandon marked National Handloom Day sharing an elegant picture of herself in a silk saree. The actress writes, "Celebrating Handloom” #NationalHandloomDay #vocalforlocal India has amazing artisans,#Vocal4Handmade let's support the local weavers, artisans on this day, from clothing to furnishing to wall hanging. Bring home handmade in India!"
The Kapil Sharma Show's Sumona Chakravarti shared her love for handloom sarees and dresses. She says, "#NationalHandloomDay Am so proud of my personal handloom saree collection. Let’s celebrate & support our artisans, weavers, rich textile."
Shakuntala Devi actress Vidya Balan's fondness for designer sarees is well known. The famous actress tweeted, "On #NationalHandloomDay let us all resolve to support our weavers across the country in these difficult times by buying and wearing their beautiful creations in our everyday life and also help keep #India'sHandloomLegacy alive. Appreciate the labor of love."
Yami Gautam too praised the hard work of weavers. She writes, "Our weavers work hard to preserve age-old techniques indigenous to our culture & heritage. On National Handloom Day, let's appreciate the skills of our weavers, artisans & also support Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’ #vocalforhandmade @PMOIndia @smritiirani @TexMinIndia."
Here are some more tweets from celebrities and politicians.
Every year India celebrates National Handloom Day on August 7 to promote local handloom products.