Sir Dominic Asquith, the British High Commissioner to India, visited the Varanasi Weavers Hub, the social enterprise AIACA has set up with the mission of rejuvenating and promoting the authentic Varanasi weaves and facilitating direct access of the marginalized but highly skilled handloom weavers to a fair share of diverse market channels, fair prices and due recognition. The Hub also continues to support the smaller weavers with design innovation, capital, and social benefits through government schemes.
The British High Commissioner interacted with the local team, the weavers themselves and was highly impressed with the intervention. He commented ” Both a fascinating and an uplifting experience and set of discussions. I am full of praise for what you do”.