Amateurs walk the ramp in Delhi to promote Odisha Handlooms

Delhi: Graceful and enthusiastic women from Odisha walked the ramp recently in Delhi to promote handlooms of Odisha. The event titled ‘WEAVE’ was all about promoting Odishan ethnic outfits. Importantly, the women who walked the ramp were although can be assumed as amateurs for the professional glamour world, all of them, are achievers in their respective fields who walked the ramp for a noble cause.

Organised at the Constitution Club in New Delhi, the show was hosted by PRAYAS, an Odisha based non-profit organization. It was the first edition of the ‘We for the Weavers’.

Chief Guest of the event was Justice V Gopala Gowda, Former Judge- Supreme Court of India & Former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. Kendrapada MP Anubhav Mohanty was a special guest at the event while the Guest of honour was  Rajahmundry MP Margani Bharat.

Former MLA & Chairperson of Odisha State Housing Board Priyadarshi Mishra, senior advocate of Supreme Court SK Verma and special guest Paramita Satpathy also graced the event and appreciated the initiative by PRAYAS.

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A number of weavers from Odisha participated in the event and sold and exhibited Odisha handlooms outfits, dress materials, etc.

President of PRAYAS Rosalin Patasani Mishra admired Director Sambit Samal and the core team of the organization for their effort.

Achievers from Odisha such as  Dr. Chidatmika Khatua, Rashmi Sahoo, Dhwani Jain, Rupashi Wadhawan, Manasi Satpathy, Amita Singh, Sudipta Nanda, Junthi Hota, Snigdha Mallick, Amrita Bharati, Bhawna Sharma, Nidhi Garg, Prachi Tara, Regina Wu, Abhilasha also took part in the event. The title sponsor of the event was Odisha Tourism while the Fashion Partner was ‘You Funky’.

Besides the ramp walk, the event also witnessed some other spectacular performances. Popular storyteller Prachitara narrated a story titled ‘Mela’ (Hindi), written by Sahitya Akademi Awardee Paramita Satapathy. Also, Amrita Bharati, a participant of ‘Indian Idol’ rendered a Bollywood number while Regina Wu from China presented a charismatic solo Odissi performance.

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