CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in Chennai today to inaugurate National Handloom Day celebrations addressed a large gathering at Madras University.
 
On his arrival, PM Modi was received by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Governor K. Rosaiah at the Chennai airport amid tight security.
 
Here are the highlights of the event:
 
•Modi tweeted some pictures of the event.
•Modi will leave the city at around 2.30.
•Modi is scheduled to travel to Pose Garden, to meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at her residence
•Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges entertainment industry to popularize handloom
•Government is dedicated to expand vigorous social security cover to weaver families: PM Modi
•We should increase the scope of e-commerce for sale of handloom products, says Modi.
•Our film industry should have at least 10 films where only handlooms are used: PM Modi
•Fashion and design education in India also needs to be restructured. We need to make our handloom tradition the centerpiece of fashion for India and the world: Modi at Madras University.
•Only 15% of the clothes we use now are handloom product. If we just increase our usage by 5%, the handloom sector will grow by 33%, says Modi.
•We need to popularize Khaadi: Narendra Modi
•Sale of Khaadi has shot up by 60%
•Modi to meet Jayalalithaa today
•Handloom can be an effective weapon to fight poverty, says Modi.
•Need to market handloom products: Modi
•We need to focus on Indian products: Narendra Modi
•PM Modi inaugurates celebrations
•Modi flags of National Handloom Day in Chennai.