By Aleem Shaikh
We are not selling Khadi but providing it at your door steps.
Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman Khadi & V.I. Commission (KVIC) inaugurated ‘KHADI FEST-2017’ an exhibition of KVI products at Irla Road Vile Parle, Mumbai today . The Chairman in his address, said that Khadi had been spreading its wings in all directions for creating maximum job opportunities for the artisans. “Since sanitation and Khadi was close to Mahatma Gandhi’s heart, the KVIC is all set to take his legacy forward,” he said, adding, “We have also taken up the call of Prime Minister’s call of ‘Sweet Revolution’ very seriously and we are trying to give a major push to our ‘Honey Mission’ in the coming days.
It was the initiatives and appeals made by our Prime Minister – who is himself the latest USP of Khadi – that Khadi has now become a fashion trend among the youths,” he said, adding, “Even the results speak. The previous governments could increase the sale by 70 percent in 10-odd years, but we enhanced it to 90 percent.”
The one month long festival is inaugurated to exhibit KVI products. Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC on the occasion said that the exhibition is to provide aid to artisans and generate employment opportunities. Saxena further said that the exhibition will also help people access khadi at their doorstep. He added that there has been a tremendous growth in Khadi in the past two years and with prime minister Narendra Modi boosting the use of Khadi the growth and popularity of khadi is on a rise.
Giving details about Solar Charkha Chairman KVIC said, Solar charkha has further decreased drudgery of artisans. So far 4000 solar Charkhas have been distributed for production .
Smt. Usha Suresh, F.A., KVIC was also be present on the occasion.