Prime Minister Modi on the occasion of International Women’s Day took the opportunity to promote women-made products. He announced that he had bought a traditional Assamese Gamusa made by women self-help groups. Narendra Modi frequently makes public appearances with a Gamusa draped over his neck.
The Prime Minister said, “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.” Narendra Modi attached a screenshot of the webpage where the product is available and shared the link to it as well.
Narendra Modi promoted a product made by women in Kerala as well.
He said, “I am eagerly awaiting to receive Classic Palm Craft Nilavilakku made by women based in Kerala. It is commendable how our #NariShakti has preserved and popularised local crafts and products.”
The Prime Minister also lent his voice to the handmade Jute File Folder from West Bengal. He said, “Made by tribal communities of the state, you all must have a jute product from West Bengal in your homes!”
Narendra Modi also announced that he had purchased a traditional Naga shawl from Nagaland.
Another product that the Prime Minister promoted on International Women’s Day was a Khadi product.
Narendra Modi said, “Khadi is closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi and India’s rich history. Bought a Khadi Cotton Madhubani Painted Stole.”
Narendra Modi also used his platform to highlight the Gond Paper Painting. He shared an image of a painting he bought.
The Prime Minister has been a vocal proponent of women empowerment over the years. His policies have been directed towards uplifting the women of the country and thereby, uplifting the society as a whole.