PM Modi enhanced the skills of hand craftsmen, pledged to be vocal for local: Bhardwaj

BJP’s candidate from Kangra parliamentary constituency, Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done the work of taking the country to new heights. India today has a new identity at the international level, under the leadership of PM Modi, India has greater global relations and this would not have been possible without the efforts of Modi. India’s Handloom and Handicraft Diplomacy India has a rich tradition of handloom and handicrafts, with approximately 31.44 lakh households actively participating in this sector as per the 2019-20 All India Handloom Census. In the last decade, instead of gifting Taj Mahal statues, the nation gifted Srimad Bhagavad Gita to world leaders. Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi promotes ‘Vocal for Local’, becoming the ambassador of Indian handicrafts by gifting products made by local artisans. It not only showcases the skills of the hand craftsmen but also empowers them, which is being projected across the world as a powerful tool for Indian handlooms and handicrafts, which is important from the point of view of a developed India. In 2022, black earthen pots, pink enamel brooches, hand painted tea sets (Nizamabad, Varanasi, Bulandshahr) were presented to the G7 leaders. Pashmina stoles, Muga silk stoles, Kanjeevaram stoles were presented in papier mache boxes to the G20 leaders in 2023 (Kashmir, Assam, Tamil Nadu). A 7.5-carat green diamond, carved sandalwood box was presented to the US President and First Lady in 2023. In 2023, Chandan Sitar and Pochampalli Ikkat were gifted to the President of France. In 2022, Dhokra boats, Koftgiri art, Kutchi embroidery from Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat were presented to the Presidents of European countries and in many international conferences the Prime Minister also presented and wore Himachal’s cap, the pride of Himachal was also brought to international attention. Worked to deliver it to Patel.

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