On account of 152nd Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and to mark the celebrations for 75 years of independence, Khadi and Village Industries Commission has recently set up exhibition cum sale stalls at as many as 75 major railway stations across the country.
This comes following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal encouraging people to buy Khadi products to mark “Bapu’s Jayanti with great fervour”
PM Modi added that Mahatma Gandhi was a proponent of cleanliness as he made cleanliness a mass movement and associated it with the dream of independence.
These exhibitions cum sale stalls at railway stations will offer various Khadi as well as village industry items such as Khadi cosmetics, fabric, readymade garments, honey, pottery, eatables, to name a few.
The move will provide Khadi artisans with a large marketing platform to promote as well as sell their handcrafted products.
Meanwhile, India hoisted one of its biggest national flag made of Khadi in the capital city of Ladakh, Leh.
Inaugrated by Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur, the tricolor is 225-feet long 150-feet wide, weighs around 1,000 kg. According to media reports, the Khadi flag has been prepared by the 57 Engineer Regiment of the Indian Army.
The flag made by the Khadi and Village Industry Commission was carried by at least 150 troops of Indian Army’s 57 Engineer regiment to the top of a hill at over 2,000 feet above the ground level. Reportedly, it took almost two hours for the troops to reach the top.