National flags made by Kashmiri women will fly in Kolkatan households

National Flag sewn in Kashmiri homes would be unfurled with pride around India on Independence Day . The Indian Army was instrumental in the conception and coordinating with the two organisations .

KOLKATA, April 20: National Flags made by women in Kashmir will soon fly through Kolkata's homes.The Army and organisations in Kolkata and Kashmir are supporting this initiative to help the Kashmiri women earn a living and become self-sufficient.IHA Foundation has been doing a great deal to bring Kashmir artisans to the national stage.The National Flag sewn in Kashmiri homes would be unfurled with pride around India on the 75th anniversary of Independence Day, representing the oneness and unity of the Indians on this historic day, according to Satnam Singh Ahluwalia, chairman of the IHA Foundation.

According to Ahluwalia, the Indian Army was instrumental in the conception and coordinating with the two organisations.We are grateful for the strong bonds of friendship we forged during our stay in Kolkata, and we are truly grateful to Satnam ji and the IHA Foundation for keeping in touch with us and assisting us in maintaining contact and empowering us with the necessary information and support for the artisans of Jammu & Kashmir, said Jb Nazir Ahmad Khan, founder of Qaffile-E- Mohabbat, Kashmir.For me, it is an honour that the Tiranga-the national flag-that has been stitched in our homes and unfurled in the homes of my brothers and sisters around the world.Suraiya Qasim, a woman from Balhama, Lasjan, Srinagar, said the women artisans of Kashmir are grateful for their constant support.

The prices of the flags, which will be home delivered from Kashmir, include their delivery costs.According to Ahluwalia, this initiative would help to secure long-term funding for these women, adding that the response in Kolkata has been overwhelming.