Promote the Indian Handlooms. Protect the Art of Weaving, a great Indian Heritage. Pooja Jyoti Eppanapally Founder, Save the Weavers Organization.
Protect the Art of Weaving, a great
Pooja Jyoti Eppanapally
Founder, Save the Weavers Organization
Swaraj (self-rule) without Swadeshi (country made goods) is a lifeless corpse and if Swadeshi is the soul of Swaraj, Khadi is the essence of Swadeshi. Therefore Khadi became not only a symbol of revolution and resistance but part of an Indian identity.- Mahatma Gandhi
Pooja Eppanapally met the Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in November of 2009 when he came for the first state dinner with President Barak Obama in Washington, DC.
Discussed the plight of Indian weavers and the petition to save the weavers with the signatures collected globally.
The government of India is looking into a special package of Rs.4500 Crores to address the weavers’ problem nationwide.
Need support from NGOs and individuals to Save the Weavers.
A Global Save Weavers committee is formed including people from India
Supporting over 1000 weavers’ families in Dubbaka Medak area with the support from NGOs like SJM, TDF, POPA, Aatmeya Seva etc..,
Providing ration to feed the starving weavers while waiting to receive the approved support from Government of Andhra Pradesh ordered by Human Rights Commission.
Conducting health camps to screen for physical and mental well being and provide preventive medicines.
Providing counseling to instill confidence in them to face the situation and stop the suicide deaths.
Providing career counseling and required job training for educated youth to get proper employment.
Providing proper guidance and support to encourage the children to attend schools and colleges.