Members from the Lions Club, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu interacted with our residents from Krupa Care on the occasion of National Handloom Day (August 7).
The National Handloom Day highlights the contribution of handloom to the socio economic development of India and promotes handlooms with the objective of increasing income of our weavers.
The National Handloom Day was started in 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in line with the Swadeshi Movement proclaimed on August 7 in 1905. This day commemorates the contribution of the weavers of our country who have kept a 5,000 year tradition alive and vibrant.
On this occasion, the weaving instructor at Krupa Care, Sri. Siva gave a presentation on weaving activities conducted at Krupa Care. As part of daily pursuits at Krupa Care, our 38 differently-abled male residents are engaged in weaving activities. High functioning adults are busy during the day with cloth weaving. As a token of our appreciation, members from Lions Club, Kanchipuram were presented with shawls woven by Krupa Care residents. They were appreciative of the weaving activity currently being undertaken at Krupa Care.
Moderately functioning adults at Krupa Care are engaged in incense and dhoop making, paper marbling and packaging for local industries.
The fabric woven by Krupa Care residents are stitched into products like bags, wallets, passport holders and folders. These products are available at Spirit of the Earth, our exclusive store in Mylapore, Chennai.
Other activities at Krupa Care include gardening, organic farming and cow shed maintenance.
Last year, our Krupa Care residents celebrated the day by donning hand woven fabrics in different hues.