New Delhi : On the occasion of the 126th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani distributed benefits under welfare schemes, to beneficiaries belonging to Scheduled Castes from various parts of the country.
She said, that Dr. Ambedkar dreamed of an India where every Indian would be able to contribute to nation building, by one’s own honest efforts and education. The Minister appreciated everyone associated with the textiles sector, for their contribution in the economic empowerment of people such as these.
In this occasion, The Minister also interacted with handloom weavers, handicraft artisans, silk reelers and skill development trainees at various locations in five states.
Smriti Irani recalled the testimony of a weaver from Odisha who has been able to double his monthly income from Rs. 4,000/- to Rs. 8,000/-, with the help of Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana.