The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Women’s Day and to echo the government’s Vocal for Local campaign shared on Twitter a list of traditional handicraft items that he has bought online from across states of India.
The PM also shared a glimpse of the websites where these products are sold to promote entrepreneurship among women and inspiring people to buy from such local stores. The list of items on PM’s shopping list includes embroidered shawl made by a Tamil Nadu tribe, a handcrafted Gond paper painting, a traditional shawl from Nagaland, a Khadi cotton Madhubani-painted stole, a jute file folder from Bengal, a Gamusa from Assam and a classic Palm craft from Kerala.
“Women are playing a leading role in India’s quest to become Aatmanirbhar. On International Women’s Day, let us commit to encouraging entrepreneurship among women. Today, I bought a few products that celebrate women enterprise, creativity and India’s culture,” he tweeted.
In the morning, PM Modi had wished the country on International Women’s Day.
“Saluting our indomitable #NariShakti on International Women’s Day! India takes pride in the many accomplishments of the women of our nation. It is our Government’s honour to be getting the opportunity to work towards furthering women empowerment across a wide range of sectors,” he had tweeted.