Sambalpuri dress code in Odisha schools, colleges soon

KalingaTV News Network

Sambalpur: In a move to popularise Sambalpuri textiles and to protect the livelihood of thousands of weavers depending on it, Odisha Government has decided to introduce Sambalpuri dress code in all schools and colleges in the state from next academic session.

While talking to reporters soon after attending a seminar on ‘Sambalpuri Dress code in educational institutions’ organised by a leading Odia daily in the city on Thursday, State Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Minister Snehangini Chhuria said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has already been conveyed on it and he is expected to take a call on it soon.

She said once a policy decision is taken to implement Sambalpuri dress code in the state, it would first come into effect at college level. Later on the dress code would be taken to the school level, he added.

Using Sambalpuri dress materials in uniforms in government-run educational institutions in Odisha is a long-standing demand. It is expected that by using the textile which represents the rich culture of the district would open new avenue for employment for youths in the western part of the state.

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