The First Lady of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya Neelam Misra interacted with senior officials of the Textile and Handicrafts department, entrepreneurs and self-help groups at Raj Bhavan, Shillong, on Friday.
Misra urged the officials to motivate and assist the traditional weavers, especially the womenfolk in ensuring that the customary traditions continue to facilitate the progress and development of society.
Impressed by the initiatives of the government officials in the promotion of local handloom items, the First Lady called upon everyone to take the local products to global markets, further adding that these steps will guarantee the socio-economic empowerment of women.
Principal Secretary of Textile Sampath Kumar; Commission and Secretary of Textile F R Kharkongor; Director NIFT of Shillong A. Das; Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills Isawanda Laloo and Secretary of Textiles T. Lyngwa were present at the event.
Kari Lombi, OSD to Secretary Textile and Handicrafts, Government of Arunachal Pradesh and Ratan Anya, Chairperson, Oju Welfare Association of Arunachal Pradesh attended and interacted with entrepreneurs of Meghalaya.
Furthermore, documentaries on textiles of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh were also screened on the occasion, which was appreciated by all.