Prime minister Narendra Modi reached Chennai to participate in first national handlooms Celebrations in Chennai.
To receive Modi, Tamil nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha and gaverner Rosaiah were went to airport on friday.
The list of Modi’s programs with time table are lited below:
12.45 p.m.: Fashion and design education in India also needs to be re-oriented. We need to make our handloom tradition the centrepiece of fashion for India and the world: PM
12.40 p.m.: Mr. Modi’s speech is trilingual — in Hindi, English and with a Tamil translation.
12.36 p.m.: Only 15 per cent of the clothes we use now are handloom product. If we just increase our usage by five per cent, the handloom sector will grow by 33 per cent. We need to popularise this among our youth. This will give the much-needed boost to the handloom sector: Mr. Modi.
12.34 p.m.: Can we not enhance use of handlooms in our daily lives: PM
12.30 p.m.: The handloom sector has inherent strengths that we need to market: PM
12.23 p.m.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the special address. “Firstly, I would like to congratulate the people of Tamil Nadu, CM Jayalalithaa ji and the Government. They are hosting a key programme,” he says.
12.18 a.m.: I would like to reaffirm Tamil Nadu Government’s commitment to the preservation and development of handloom sector: Jayalalithaa.
12.15 a.m.: TN has launched innovative initiatives to ensure interest of younger generation in tradition craft of handloom weaving is maintained: Jayalalithaa.
12.10 p.m.: TN Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam reads the message from CM Jayalalithaa. “Kanchipuram and Arani silks are known world-over. Madras checks are a well-known cotton design,” the statement says.
11.56 a.m.: Mr. Modi confers the Sant Kabir award and the National Awards. Awardee from Varnasi, Mr. Modi’s constituency, gets huge applause at University of Madras
11.54 a.m.: Pictures of Weaver Service Centres across the country are displayed. Mr. Modi presents the India Handloom mark to three recipients — the Tangail saree, the Tanchoi saree and the Salem silk dhotis.
11.52 a.m.: The Prime Minister unveils a scroll which exhibits the logo of the India Handloom mark.
11.45 a.m.: A short film on the National Handloom Day is being screened now. Best wishes to our weavers and to all who are working for the development of the handloom sector, said Mr. Gangwar.
11.38 a.m.: Union Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar delivers the welcome address. Grateful to PM Modi for accepting our request to launch National HandloomDay, he says.
11.36 a.m.: Mr. Modi is presented with a special angavastra with a Kabir doha on it. Also on stage is Union Minister Pon. Radhakrishnan.
11.30 a.m.: Mr. Modi arrives to participate in the National Handloom Day celebrations. Supporters chant slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai.’
11.24 a.m.: Mr. Modi will be presented with a special angavastra with Kabir doha imprinted on it. August 7 has a special significance in India’s history as it was on this day the Swadeshi movement was launched.
11.20 a.m.: This is the second time in two years that Mr. Modi will deliver an address at the University of Madras auditorium. Mr. Modi is now viewing an exhibition of handlooms of India.
11.18 a.m.: Governor K. Rosaiah also arrives along with O. Panneerselvam.
11.15 a.m.: The National Awards for handloom will also be conferred at the ceremony. The PM arrives at the University campus. He is welcomed by the Union Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar.
11 a.m.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to launch the India Handloom mark on Friday. Among the products is the dhoti manufactured in Salem district.
10.55 a.m.: Jayalalithaa will not attend the Handloom Day function. She has deputed two Ministers
10.52 a.m.: Vehicle movement resumes at GST Road.
10.48 a.m.: Reports of traffic jams from across city. VIP movement slows Chennai down. The Prime Minister is taking some of the most busy routes at peak time in Chennai.
10.45 a.m.: BJP supporters waiting for the Prime Minister.
10.38 a.m.: Mr. Modi arrives in Chennai. He has left the airport and is on his way to the Centenary Auditorium at the University of Madras.
10.16 a.m.: Congress cadres assemble at Egmore to show black flags to Mr. Modi. The cadres are protesting the suspension of 25 party MPs in the Lok Sabha.
10.14 a.m.: Mr. Modi is expected to land in Chennai in a few minutes.
10.12 a.m.: Following the Chief Minister, Governor K. Rosaiah also arrives at the airport.
10.10 a.m.: Ms. Jayalalithaa arrives at Chennai airport. Photo: Sunitha Sekar
10.05 a.m.: The Chennai airport has come under a five-tier security blanket. Read more on the security arrangements for the visit.
10 a.m.: Jayalalithaa leaves her Poes Garden residence to the airport to welcome the Prime Minister.
9.55 a.m.: With less than 8 months left for Assembly polls, Modi-Jayalalithaa meet has raised expectations.
9.50 a.m.: Minister for Finance & Public Works Departments O. Paneerselvam, Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraiswamy are seen entering the Chennai Airport.
9.45 a.m.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive in Chennai at 10.30 a.m. on Friday. He is set to meet TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the afternoon.