Bhubaneswar: The Bargarh Handloom Summit 2024 has tried to bring Odisha’s handloom to the national level. Weavers have brought changes to traditional handloom in view of today’s changing world.
To make it more popular, a national handloom summit has been organized in Odisha’s Handloom Center Bargarh district. Asit Tripathy, Chairman, WODC expressed the opinion that the Handloom Summit will help in bringing together the weavers, sellers, buyers and trainers.
Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Department, Western Odisha Development Council and District Administration have organized a national-level summit. The main objective of the summit is to introduce handloom such as Bomkai, Pashapali, Habaspuri, Sonpuri, Sambalpuri Bandha, Ikat at the national level and provide a platform to weavers, popularize new innovative designs at the national level, and create a national market. This year the summit is organized on the theme of “A Weave of Culture and Legacy”.
The summit has been organized by the joint efforts of the district administrations of Bargarh, Boudh, Sonpur and Balangir. Bollywood icon Diya Mirza will attend the summit and a fashion show will be organized in the evening with various famous fashion designers.
Handloom, Textiles and Handicrafts Minister Rita Sahu was present in today’s inaugural ceremony while Arvind Kumar Padhi, Principal Secretary was present. Apart from this, MLA Bargarh Debesh Acharya, MLA Atabira Snehangani Chhuriya, Northern Revenue commissioner Suresh Chandra Dalei, District collector Monisha Banerjee, CEO WODC Dr. Ajit Kumar Mishra and other officials were present.