Arunachal Pradesh: First Lady

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Governor of Arunachal Pradesh – Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd.) wife Neelam Mishra has called for the reintroduction of traditional weaving techniques and the use of natural fibres; who were employed by the native women of the northeastern state during ancient times.

Speaking to senior officials at the Raj Bhavan’s Textiles and Handicrafts Department on Tuesday, Mishra pointed out that “the patterns and designs of the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh are unique and distinctive.”

He recommended officials take weavers, self-help groups (SHGs) and women entrepreneurs out of state on exposure trips to educate them and help them replicate their marketing skills and to focus on the needs of their products.

She believes that Arunachal’s indigenous textiles, handicrafts and loom should be exported to other parts of the country to help Arunachali women and their families achieve socio-economic independence.

Meanwhile, Mishra also offered to renovate state stores, especially in the nation’s capital, as well as set up kiosks selling traditional Arunachali textile products as souvenirs at airports, heliports and railway stations.

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