Barabanki: The lockdown may have affected many businesses, but there is a young man in Barabanki district who has found a new occupation under the current circumstances. Ubaid Ansari, a resident of Shahpur village, has started making red and white ‘Gamcha’ as worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation when he announced Lockdown 2.0.
The Prime Minister wore ‘Gamcha’ as a mask and suggested that it could be used as a mask.
Ansari said, “I saw the Prime Minister putting ‘Gamcha’ on the mouth, which looked very attractive and I copied the design. I started making ‘Gamcha’ with the same design and I got a tremendous response beyond expectation.” Now people from other states are also demanding such a pot from me. But, I cannot ensure supply due to the lockdown. ‘Gamchha’ has been a ‘game changer’ for me. ”
Incidentally, Barabanki is listed for handloom products under the Yogi Adityanath government’s ‘One District, One Product’ (ODOP) scheme.