KVIC exports khadi articles to Trinidad and Tobago
When on August 15 India would be celebrating its 71st Independence Day, a small twin country in North Atlantic would also have a reason to celebrate its association with India.
The articles of Khadi are all set to touch the shore of Trinidad and Tobago this month as Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) despatched its consignment of Khadi products to the High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago on August 2.
On July 5, Bishwadip Dey, Indian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago met KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena at his New Delhi office and informed him that there is a considerable population of Indian origin there.
As the Indian High Commission had decided to provide khadi gift hampers to some dignitaries on Independence Day this year, it ordered for a supply of 200 boxes of Khadi napkins in paperboard packing and 150 boxes of khadi napkins in wooden box packing. Not only that, the Indian High Commission had also expressed its desire to purchase khadi yoga kit, khadi yoga mat, diary made out of handmade paper with quotes of Gandhiji, and garland made out of sandalwood bark from KVIC.
With this supply order, KVIC Chairman appears very enthusiastic. "Keeping in view the large number of population of Indian origin and initiative of prime minister Modi to popularize Khadi globally, we decided to facilitate as many as 110 elderly Indians aged 90 to 110 years on September 8, by offering them Khadi angvastram," said Vinay Kumar Saxena, adding, "As the High Commissioner requested KVIC to gift 110 pieces of shawls / Angvastram along with the same number of Tricolour Khadi gundi mala of one hank length, we dispatched those items to the High Commission as a goodwill gesture."
Saxena further said that keeping in view the future prospects of Khadi marketing, KVIC had also decided to participate in the nine days' Diwali festival fair during November 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago. It will create awareness about Khadi among the people and also helpful in identifying potential buyers.