Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has urged people to treat khadi as a national fabric and promote its use extensively. He also called upon celebrities from various fields to come forward and promote the use of khadi in a big way.
The vice president was speaking at the launch of 'Khadi India Quiz Contest' organised as part of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' by the Khadi and Village Industries Commision (KVIC). Referring to the environmental benefits of khadi, the vice president noted that it has zero carbon footprint as it does not require electricity or any kind of fuel for its manufacturing. "At a time when the world is looking for sustainable alternatives in clothing, it should be remembered that khadi as an eco-friendly and sustainable fabric certainly meets the requirement," Naidu said according to an official statement. He also called upon educational institutions to explore using khadi for uniforms.
He said it will not only give students an opportunity to experience the many benefits of khadi but will also help them connect with the great freedom fighters and freedom movement. "Due to its porous texture, khadi is eminently suitable for our local climatic conditions," he said. He appealed to the youth to make khadi a fashion statement and promote its use among everyone with passion.