Dr. B. Poongodi, Assistant Professor, KCT Business School along with Dr. G. Ramakrishnan, Professor & Head – Fashion Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology organized a one day National Webinar on ” Significance of Skill Development in Improving the Livelihood of Handloom Weavers” on August 7, 2021. Shri. T. Rajkumar, Chairman, Textile Sector Skill Council & Chairman – Confederation of Indian Textile Industry presided over the panel discussion. The national Industry persons, weavers, faculty members and students took part in this webinar as part of the Handloom Day celebrations. A panel discussion was held with experts from handloom sector. Dr. J. V. Rao, CEO, Textile Sector Skill council and Dr. P. Thennarasu, Director, Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Varanasi were the experts for the panel discussion. Around 70 participants across the nation took part in this discussion on MS Teams.