MPs,MLAs to walk the ramp for khadi

Get ready for a fashion show with a difference-politicians and models walking the ramp to showcase khadi in a new avatar.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: January 30, 2011 4:27:52 am

Get ready for a fashion show with a difference — politicians and models walking the ramp to showcase khadi in a new avatar.

Organised by the Rajkot-based Friends Group and supported by Khadi Village and Industry Commission on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary on January 30,the Khadi Fashion Show,a tribute to the Mahatma,will take place at Ramesh Parekh Open Auditorium in Race Course.

The show will include khadi outfits with the latest cuts and designs — as office wear,designer couture and even bridal wear.

And on the ramp will be MPs and MLAs,leading students and models.

For office wear,politicians from the region including BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Rupani,former Union minister of state Dr Vallabh Kathiria and Rajkot Rural MLA Bhanu Babariya will walk the ramp.

They will be joined by former governor and now KVIC chairman Kumub Joshi,former mayor Dhansukh Bhanderi,Govind Patel and Congress leaders such as Indranil Rajyaguru. Gujarat governor Dr Kamla Beniwal will be the chief guest.

“The aim is to spread the word that khadi is for every occasion. With leaders taking the stage along with models,including a couple of former Miss Indias,we hope to send a message to people from all walks of life,including youngsters to office-goers,” said Suresh Parekh from Friends Group.

The designs are by students of Institute of Fashion and Jewellery Designing,Rajkot. The designers themselves will take the stage in the Go Green round.

“Go Green is a collection of the latest designs with fabric and colours best suited to beat the heat of global warming,” said Paresh Dave,another member of Friends Group.

“A collection of T-shirts will be presented with caricatures of Gandhiji printed on the fabric using digital technology. While the cuts and designs are done as per the latest trends,the T-Shirts are to send across the message of Mahatma and his life,” added Parekh from Friends Group.

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