Monday, 1 October 2012

Exhibition of Indigenous Textiles begins at National Archives of India

New Delhi:(Page3 News Network)-On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, an Exhibition of indigenous textiles titled ‘Gandhiji and Textiles of Peace’ has been organised at the premises of National Archives of India. 
The Exhibition showcases textile products by several leading group of craftsmen/organizations, like Janapada Seva Trust Mandya (Karnataka), Khadi Nekar Sahkari Utpadakta Sangh, Dharwad (Karnataka), Asal (Ahmedabad), Women’s Weave Charitable Trust (Madhya Pradesh), Guntur Zila Khadi Samiti (Guntur), Porgai Lambadi Dharampuri, (Tamil Nadu) etc.
A display of rare archival documents/photographs entitled ‘A Satyagrahi of South Africa: Mahatma Gandhi and Hindi’ is also on view to coincide with the celebration. The display portrays the activities of Gandhiji in South Africa as well as his support for the cause of Indians in South Africa after his departure in 1914. His philosophy, concern for Hindi and his memorabilia are highlights of the display. 
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Rural Development and Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Shri Jairam Ramesh. 

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