A national handloom expo -2017-18,Kokrajhar is going on at the Rashmela ground in Kokrajhar. The expo was organised by BRAWFED in association with development commissioner for handlooms, ministry of textiles. Rajib Brahma, BTC executive member graced as chief guest and lighted the lamp to inaugurate expo.
A total 52 stalls from different states, including a Bhutanese stall are participating the expo. The expo will continue till December 7 next.
Rajib Brahma said that weaving sector of Bodos has been carrying identities of the Bodo community.The community only be identified through its culture and traditional dresses. He has opined ushering of Bodo handloom to make proper uplift in the region,so weavers must come forward to weave more quality production of Dokhona, jwmgra etc. The weaving sector will be uplifted and weavers will be given more facilities in the state, he said.
NN Rana Patgiri, managing director of BRAWFED said that the national event has been exploring the weaving products that are produced by local weavers. Weavers from the region are getting opportunity to explore their products in the expo,he said.
Among others, BTC executive members Doneswar Goyary, Deben Boro, Rajen Singh, SP Kokrajhar,Bishnu Narzary, chairman KMB were prominent attendess in the inaugural session.