In an attempt to give impetus to women entrepreneurs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Women’s Day shared on Twitter a list of various handicraft items that he has bought online made by women Self Help Groups from several states.
Talking about the women’s role for Aatmnirbharta, Modi tweeted, “Women are playing a leading role in India’s quest to become Aatmanirbhar. On International Women’s Day, let us commit to encouraging entrepreneurship among women.”
The products purchased by the Prime Minister include an Assamese Gamusa made by self-help groups of Kakatipapung Development Block of Assam and a traditional shawl from Nagaland.
PM Modi terming the Gamusa to be extremely comfortable wrote, “You have seen me wear the Gamusa very often. It is extremely comfortable. Today, I bought a Gamusa made by various self-help groups of Kakatipapung Development Block.”
In another tweet, he said, “India is proud of the Naga Culture, synonymous with bravery, compassion and creativity. Purchased a traditional shawl from Nagaland.”
The other range of products bought by PM Modi include – embroidered shawl made by a Tamil Nadu tribe, a handcrafted Gond paper painting, a Khadi cotton Madhubani-painted stole, a jute file folder from Bengal and a classic Palm craft from Kerala.