One shouldn’t hesitate to say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ or buy khadi: Giriraj Singh

“Gandhi’s dream and Modi’s dream to take khadi to the global market will not be fulfilled unless we take the entrepreneurial route,” said Singh, adding that the benefit of the artisans should be at the heart of the initiative.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:May 19, 2017 4:56 am
Minister of State for MSME Giriraj Singh at the opening of ‘Khadi by Raymond’, India’s first branded khadi label in Mumbai Thursday. He was the chief guest at the event. Aishwarya Maheshwari

ONE SHOULDN’T hesitate to say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and neither should one hesitate to buy khadi, according to Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh on Thursday.

Singh, who was in Mumbai to unveil Raymond Limited’s khadi collection, said khadi, Gandhi, Modi and Raymond were now tied together through the convergence of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) with Raymond Ltd.

“Gandhi’s dream and Modi’s dream to take khadi to the global market will not be fulfilled unless we take the entrepreneurial route,” said Singh, adding that the benefit of the artisans should be at the heart of the initiative.

The ministry aims to generate over five crore jobs by 2022 in the khadi industry, he said. KVIC chairman Vinai Saxena said khadi has to be taken to the corporate level to make it a success. Sanjay Behl, CEO, Raymond Limited, said their venture will help create 2.7 lakh man hours of employment for artisans. Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Sumitra Kulkarni, too, was present on the occasion.

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    yours
    May 19, 2017 at 8:59 am
    I prefer buying khadi over other types of cloths thinking that this money will go to someone poor in the village.
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      Neha
      May 19, 2017 at 8:50 am
      It is not about what is being said rather 1. People being forced to say when they don't want to, just because you feel patriotic does not others should 2. The intention also matters here by forcing others only power is being shown 3. More than just saying these words please pay taxes, improve sanitation, stop co-mmunalism, allow people to eat the food they want. this is what India is about : Freedom
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        George.Cruz
        May 19, 2017 at 7:38 am
        Chanakya has written in his treatise that Bharat Mata was one of many concubines of Manu.
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          H M Usman
          May 19, 2017 at 7:32 am
          Jai hind is abetter option.
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            chakm
            May 19, 2017 at 7:22 am
            There has been no greater example of disdain and misuse of a b name that is " hi" in India
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              chakm
              May 19, 2017 at 7:21 am
              It is disgusting to see the political cl who hypocritically don this material, something that they are not even capable of either creating or even cleaning by themselves. In fact, wearing this dress material must be banned for the cl of political hypocrites who lead a life of disjointed lavishness with all things that are western including cars and hypocritically project themselves as hian when they least subscribe to his beliefs. There has been no greater example of disdain and misuse of a b name that is ' hi' in India.
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                chakm
                May 19, 2017 at 7:13 am
                The fad of 'khadi' is one of those sickening tales of distortion of the spirit of nationalism and the 'swadeshi' movement. The political scavengers resort to foraging the bits and pieces of nostalgia of a bygone era. As much as people might dislike the personality and efforts of Mr. M. K. hi, they are nevertheless over-indulgent in using those iconic symbols of this selfless baron of Indian independence. In fact, wearing this dress material must be banned for the cl of political hypocrites who lead a life of disjointed lavishness with all things that are western including cars and hypocritically project themselves as hian when they least subscribe to his beliefs. There has been no greater example of disdain and misuse of a b name that is ' hi' in India.
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                  sahil
                  May 19, 2017 at 6:34 am
                  This fascist goon takes the mahatma's name in the same sentence with his fuhrer, that itself is blasphemy. Bapu must be crying.
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