Bharathiar University Launching ‘Kaitharikki Kai Kodduppom’ Program

Bharathiar University Launching ‘Kaitharikki Kai Kodduppom’ Program

On Republic Day, each student will sell at least 100 rupees’ worth of handloom clothes

Following the success of ‘Padithavai Pirarukku Padikka Koduppoom’ program last year, wherein the students collected seven lakh second-hand books for rural libraries, the Bharathiar University is launching ‘Kaitharikki Kai Kodduppom’ program this year.

The program will see more than one lakh students from the university and its constituent colleges sell at least Rs.100’s worth of handloom garments each on the Republic Day in Coimbatore, Erode and the Nilgiris.

“The handloom industry is slowly closing down and lakhs of workers are facing difficulties.

We want to give a helping hand by selling their products,” said Vice-Chancellor Prof. G Thiruvasagam.

He finalised the program plan with M R Mohan, Commissioner of Handlooms and Textiles, Tamil Nadu, who visited the university on Friday.

“The commissioner has ensured the procurement of garments,” said Thiruvasagam, who pointed out that Handlooms Minister NKKP Raja will inaugurate the program in Erode on Jan 26.

The students will start a door-to-door campaign from 10 am to 5 pm on Jan 26. The target of the university is to sell garments worth Rs 25 lakh coinciding with the silver jubilee of the university.

“The enthusiasm and eagerness shown by the students and faculty of the colleges show that at least Rs 50 lakh worth garments would be sold on Jan 26,” he said.

On Friday, the university, in coordination with the hand-looms department, showed a variety of garments with them to the principals of various college.

“Sarees’ are available in prices ranging from Rs.99 to Rs.25, 000. The students can sell as much as they want. Their minimum target is to sell at least one piece,” the V-C noted.

He added that the garments will be available with each college four days before the actual function. “The students can start selling them to their relatives and friends,” he said.