Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi
Addressing the nation in his Mann Ki Baat programme's on All India Radio, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recounted how he received an interesting gift by a Self-Help Group from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The gift was a special Thanjavur Doll, which also has a GI Tag. He said the Thanjavur Doll is scripting a new saga of women empowerment and Women's Self-Help Groups' stores and kiosks are opening up in Thanjavur.
With the help of such kiosks and stores, women are now able to sell their products directly to the customers. The initiative has been named 'Tharagaigal Kaivinai Porutkal Virpanai Angadi'. Mr Modi said 22 Self-Help Groups are associated with this initiative. Apart from GI products like Thanjavur Doll and Bronze Lamp , these women Self Help Groups also craft toys, mats and artificial jewellery. Due to such stores, the sales of GI products as well as handicraft products have seen a significant rise.
Mr Modi urged the listeners of 'Mann Ki Baat' to find out which Women Self Help Groups are working in their area and collect information about their products..Source : News On Air