A total of five hundred hand-woven gamusas had been brought to 68th Plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) and the 4th conclave of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) from Assam’s Jamugurihat.
The overwhelming response from union ministers as well as the political icons of northeastern states has once again proved the demand and love for hand-woven gamusas, besides other handloom-woven dress material.
A gamusa and traditional attire manufacturing industry set up by ‘Kanayaka’ at Chariduar (Balipara Tehsil in Sonitpur District), is making brisk business through the production of traditional attires in present-day life as hand-woven dresses and clothes are in high demand in the markets.
The self-reliability revolution initiated by the youths of the Sootea constituency has not only increased their self-respect but has also contributed to the economic growth of the State by facilitating a conducive environment through mass awakening. This will inspire Assam’s youths to explore self-employment opportunities and encourage them to strive for economic development. The journey started by the 2,000 young people towards self-reliance will be able to show the right path to the youths of the State to achieve economic development.
The mass awakening achieved for economic development by the SHG members of Sootea under the leadership of MLA Padma Hazarika must be emulated by other groups in rest of the State.