Bringing the spotlight on Khadi and Silk, the in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy organised at fashion show as part of the celebration of Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti at the Indonesian Embassy. The initiative had the support of KHADI-KVIC, Ministry of Textiles and Dr. Udit Raj, Hon`ble MP, who has been working on providing skill training and employment, especially to the disabled designers,under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
Khadi enjoys the status of the National Fabric of India having been a symbol of the freedom struggle of the nation. Many shows will be organised at different embassies and important venues, to give a global platform to showcase Khadi and Ahimsa Silk through fashion shows by differently- abled designers alongside established designers like Charu Parashar, Diksha Khanna, Pallavi Singh, Rina Dhaka, Varun Bahl. Ishika Taneja, Miss World Tourism India 2016-17 is the brand Ambassador to promote Fashion for a Cause.
Dr. Udit Raj, MP said “ This is the time for elites and designers to outreach the villages to empower the women in particular and I am happy there are a few designers like Charu Prashar, Varun Bahl, Rina Dhaka among others have a heart to get involved in philanthropy and promotion of skill training in rural India. I have adopted 3 villages namely Jaunti, Khampur & Salahpur Mazra under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana. People of the villages are trained in different skill but that will hardly be of any use if it doesn’t turn into a good earning. Not only the ideals of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) were implemented but true women empowerment targets have also been fulfilled. As all villages are planned and developed by women namely Smt. Rekha Vohra, Ms. Yogita & Ms. Lehar Sethi and to encourage these ideals the only NGO namely New Delhi Social Workers Association has come forward to showcase above objectives at its cost.
Gaurav Grover, President of NDSWA said “This association will give Khadi& Silk a platform to present India in an international market, also that will encourage designers to work with this fabric. It will give immense pleasure to NDSWA to get associated with such initiative and make familiar Indian fabric to the global market and highlight the favorite project of our Hon`ble Prime Minister.”