Press Release of Governor

​Governor Brig B.D. Mishra (Retd.) interacts with Mizo loin loom weavers on Gandhi Jayanti - 2nd October, 2021

Aizawl, the 2nd October 2021: Celebrating the spirit of self-sufficiency started with taking up the Charkha by Mahatma Gandhi and encouraging the Indians to spin their own cloth, Governor Brig B.D. Mishra (Retd), on the 152nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, invited loin loom weavers to the Raj Bhavan this afternoon.

Governor and Lady Governor Smt Neelam Mishra shared lively interactions with a selected group of local weavers and discussed how this age-old skill should be passed on to the new generation. Governor Brig B.D. Mishra (Retd) highlighted the importance of contributing to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's call for Atmanirbhar Bharat, which he said started from small contributions similar to what the Mizo loin loom weavers were doing to earn income. He and the Lady Governor professed that they were avid admirers of intricate designs on handwoven cloth and clothing items of the North East and assured the weavers that their products will continue to reap good incomes for them and their families, while simultaneously contributing to the state's income.

At the end of their interaction, Governor and Lady Governor also gifted raw materials and bundles of yarn for their weaving works

Written by: Malsawmsanga, MIS, Deputy Director  Dated: 2nd Oct 2021