GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Modi on the occasion of International Women's Day took the opportunity to promote women-made products. He announced that he had bought a traditional Assamese Gamosa made by women self-help groups.
It is to be mentioned that Narendra Modi frequently makes public appearances with a Gamosa draped over his neck.
Further, the PM took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "You have seen me wear the Gamosa very often. It is extremely comfortable. Today, I bought a Gamosa made by various self-help groups of Kakatipapung Development Block."
Along with the tweet, PM Modi also shared a URL of Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission (ASRLM), which have taken the initiative for the sale of such hand woven "Gamusas".
As per the website, each "Gamosa" cost Rs. 1,950.00 and has been made by women of different SHGs of Kakatipapung Development Block under ASRLM.
In the meanwhile, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "A moment of great pride and massive honour to Assam's #NariShakti.Thank you @narendramodi ji."
Narendra Modi also announced that he had purchased a traditional Naga shawl from Nagaland.
Narendra Modi promoted a product made by women in Kerala as well.
He said, "I am eagerly awaiting to receive Classic Palm Craft Nilavilakku made by women based in Kerala. It is commendable how our #NariShakti has preserved and popularised local crafts and products."
The Prime Minister also lent his voice to the handmade Jute File Folder from West Bengal. He said, "Made by tribal communities of the state, you all must have a jute product from West Bengal in your homes!"
Another product that the Prime Minister promoted on International Women's Day was a Khadi product.
Narendra Modi said, "Khadi is closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi and India's rich history. Bought a Khadi Cotton Madhubani, Painted Stole."
On the other hand, a biography on the work and life of Union Home Minister Amit Shah was released today by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Hotel Taj Vivanta in Guwahati on March 8.
The biography titled 'Amit Shah aru Agragami BJP' was translated into Assamese from original English 'Amit Shah and the March of BJP' by Assam Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The original writers of the book were Anirban Ganguly and Shiwanand Dwivedi.