Khadi and Village Industries Commission today celebrated the 75th Independence Day with gaiety and patriotic fervor. Ms. Preeta Verma, Chief Executive Officer, KVIC unfurled the national flag in a solemn flag-hoisting function organized at KVIC, H.Q. Mumbai. Senior officials and staffs of the KVIC attended the flag hoisting ceremony following the necessary COVID protocols.
On this auspicious occasion, Ms. Preeta Verma paid tribute and remembered the great freedom fighters of the country. In her address, CEO KVIC, shared that KVIC is celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the 75 years of Independence which began in March with the Dandi March. KVIC had also participated in the event.
As part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, various events will be organised every month including Khadi Quiz Contest, exhibitions at various Railway stations, unfurling largest National Flag, Bamboo plantation, activities in the direction of design and Research, fellowship and scholarships in the field of Khadi, tie-up with many leading organisations like IOCL, NTC. Khadi Quiz Contest will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu. Several activities have been planned in the coming one year which will give impetuous to local industries.
She said that role of KVIC has played a pivotal role in nation building during all times. KVIC has proved its relevance during COVID-19 epidemic by taking remarkable decisions like generating 6 lakh employment opportunities under PMEGP, launch of Prakrtik paint, tie- up with NIFT for creating Khadi Centres of Excellence and IIT for wealth creation and the recruitment drive etc.