TFMC aims to organise 10 Melas in 2023, reach 4 lakh IT and other employees and help sell Handlooms worth Rs 4 crore Hyderabad, February 27, 2023.....TFMC (Telangana Facilities Management Council)’s Handloom Mela promoting Handloom Monday in IT offices is back. The 21st edition of the mela opened today at T-Hub Phase-2 at Madhapur. Srinivas Rao Mahankali, CEO, of T-HUB Foundation was the chief guest and inaugurated it. Dr Shanta Thoutam, Chief Innovation Officer, Telangana State Innovation Cell, Government of Telangana, also graced. A dozen of Start-Up Founders and Co-founders were present and graced the event The three-day show displays Gadwal Pochampally, Siddipet, IKKAT Pattu Sarees, Handicraft Products, Handloom Kurtas and many more. It will be open all three days during the office hours. About 5000 IT employees and others are expected to visit the mela in the three days. TFMC aims to organise 10melas in the year 2023. It has already conducted one this year. And reach about 4 lakh IT employees. Through these melas we will help the Handloom Sector sell clothes worth Rs 4crore, informed Mr Satyanarayana Mathala, President of TFMC in a press note issued in the city today. We would like to organise one Handloom Mela in every IT Park. Organising Handloom Melas in IT offices, facilities and Parks was an initiative TFMC embarked on in the year 2017. Since then, barring two years of the corona, five lakh IT employees were reached and awareness for handloom textiles was created. Almost all Meals were a huge hit with IT employees, added Satya.
Handloom Monday was a call given by Mr K.T. Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Govt of Telangana. It was an initiative to promote Handlooms and Support Weavers Community by wearing Handloom Clothes Every Monday.
As part of this drive, TFMC has been organising Handloom Melas from time to time. As part of that drive, it has organised 19 Handloom Melas so far.
Work From Home, Office, Village or Work from Anywhere, or work in Hybrid Mode, but wear ‘Handlooms Every Monday’ tells Telangana Facilities Management Council to all the IT employees. Several Facilities Management professionals and IT employees wearing Handloom clothes, and blazers will grace the mela. TFMC is the only body that has been taking forward the call given by K.T. Rama Rao. TFMC has organised 19 Handloom exhibitions at various IT facilities across the city. Through this mela, TFMC is reviving its pledge to support Handlooms and Weavers and promote them.