In a bid to further Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s passion and vision for khadi, the Goa government via an official circular has asked all its employees to voluntarily wear khadi every Friday.
The circular was issued by Under Secretary (General Administration) Prashant Shirodkar and described khadi as a "symbol of India’s self reliance".
"Khadi is the heritage fabric in India and is providing employment opportunities to lakhs of rural artisans in the country. The Prime Minister has also given a clarion call through his ‘Mann ki Baat’ to all countrymen to buy at least one product of khadi to support the rural artisans," the circular said.
"Pursue the concept of khadi popularisation in a true spirit of democracy and personal choice of people underlined by an aspiration to enhance life support to the artisans who weave this earthy fabric in the broad rural expanse of India," it added.