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IIT Bombay Orders Khadi Robes To Evoke 'Nationalism' In Students

The students will wear khadi robes for their convocation ceremony.

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 9: IIT students during the 44th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) on November 9, 2013 in New Delhi, India. President Pranab Mukherjee said lack of enthusiasm to pursue higher studies does not auger well for the country. (Photo By Sunil Saxena/Hindutan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The IIT Bombay has placed an order for 3,500 convocation robes made of khadi cotton, inculcating the feeling of nationalism in the students.

"After Gujarat University, now khadi has also made a niche in the hearts of authorities of premier Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay," the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises said in a statement.

They have placed an order for "3,500 uttarias or angavastrams" made of honey comb towel cotton khadi for use by students at the time of convocation, it said.

The institute has adopted khadi to inculcate feeling of nationalism in the students, IIT, Mumbai Director Devang Khakhar said.

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