Odisha women school teachers to wear handloom sarees

29 May 2018

In a bid to promote use of handlooms products and support weavers, Odisha government has decided to make it mandatory for women school teachers to wear sarees made by state handloom cooperative, Boyanika, a state minister said today.
"Women teachers of both high school and upper primary schools will now wear Boyanika sarees from this academic session," said handlooms, textiles and handicrafts minister, Snehangini Chhuria. The minister said this after a meeting attended by the ministers of Higher Education and School and Mass Education department.

Replying a question, the minister said that the decision had been taken keeping in view the interest of weavers and to empower them by providing work round the year. "Subsequently, the uniform of students will also be replaced with the same hand-woven textile materials. However, colour of the uniform will remain the same," Churia said. Asked about the male teachers, Churia said that the decision in this regard will be taken later. (PTI)