Ek Khadi Har Ghar!

FDCI joins hands with the Khadi Village Board, making Khadi an essential

New Delhi, January 14, 2015:  Khadi, the fabric of independence has found a new voice in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his message to the Gujarat State Khadi and Village Industries Board (GSKVIB), he appreciated their efforts in organising the Vibrant Gujarat Khadi Utsav, making Khadi fashionable once again.

Keeping this in mind, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) along with GSKVIB has engineered a quintessentially aesthetic event, aptly titled “From Huts to the High-Street”, an eclectic fashion showcasing. It will be held at the Sardar Patel National Memorial, Ahmedabad, on January 17, 2015.

President FDCI, Sunil Sethi, says, “We are honoured to be associated with the Gujarat State Khadi and Village Industries Board, in support of Khadi in India. What makes this association special, is that Khadi, which is ideal for Indian weather will be brought to the forefront. We hope that we all will have at least one Khadi piece in our wardrobe, which will in turn help weavers. I am also thankful to Mr. Jai Shroff, Chief Executive Office, United Phosphorous Limited, without whose support this event would not have been possible.”

Speaking about the event, Mr. O Ravi (IAS), Member Secretary-GSKVIB (Govt. of Gujrat), said, “Gandhi ji was a passionate champion of a life pattern based on three cardinal prinicples- simplicity, slowness and smallness. Khadi embodies these values and I am thrilled to be part of this vision of making Khadi a part of every Indian household.”

The spectacular showcasing will see collections specially crafted using this hand-spun fabric, by designers Anamika Khanna, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Rohit Bal. Khadi’s celebration will be witnessed by prominent personalities from myriad fields—-industrialists, textile aficionados, senior level bureaucrats, members of the film industry and students, supporting this organic wonder in Gujarat.

A special performance by Samandar Khan, renowned Manganiyar vocalist from Barmer, Rajasthan will effortlessly customise the music to the theme of the show.

 

FDCI Board members Abhishek Gupta, Reynu Taandon and Anju Modi supporting the khadi fashion show in Ahmedabad.

FDCI Board members Abhishek Gupta, Reynu Taandon and Anju Modi supporting the khadi fashion show in Ahmedabad.

Rajesh Pratap Singh with local Rabari models showcasing his Khadi denim and dhoti collection.

Rajesh Pratap Singh with local Rabari models showcasing his Khadi denim and dhoti collection.

Anamika Khanna, Rohit Bal and Rajesh Pratap Singh with show stopper Sonam Kapoor wearing solo pieces from all 3 designers.

Anamika Khanna, Rohit Bal and Rajesh Pratap Singh with show stopper Sonam Kapoor wearing solo pieces from all 3 designers.

Mr. Saurabh Patel, Minister Finance, Cottage Industries, Planning, Tourism and other industries; Mr.Sethi, President, FDCI; Mr. O Ravi, Member Secretary, Gujarat State Khadi & Village Industries Board with the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shrimati Anandiben Patel.

Mr. Saurabh Patel, Minister Finance, Cottage Industries, Planning, Tourism and other industries; Mr.Sethi, President, FDCI; Mr. O Ravi, Member Secretary, Gujarat State Khadi & Village Industries Board with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shrimati Anandiben Patel.

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shrimati Anandiben Patel with Saurabh Patel, Minister Finance, Cottage Industries, Planning, Tourism and other industries; Jay Shroff, CEO, UPL Ltd., and ; O Ravi, Member Secretary, Gujarat State Khadi & Village Industries Board at the khadi fashion show.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shrimati Anandiben Patel with Saurabh Patel, Minister Finance, Cottage Industries, Planning, Tourism and other industries; Jay Shroff, CEO, UPL Ltd., and ; O Ravi, Member Secretary, Gujarat State Khadi & Village Industries Board at the khadi fashion show.

Models in Rajesh Pratap Singh's khadi collection.

Models in Rajesh Pratap Singh’s khadi collection.

The venue was a 1622 built Moti Shahi Mahal now restored as Sardar Patel National Memorial, Ahmedabad.

The venue was a 1622 built Moti Shahi Mahal now restored as Sardar Patel National Memorial, Ahmedabad.

Models in Anamika Khanna's khadi collection.

Models in Anamika Khanna’s khadi collection.

Rohit Bal rejoicing on the ramp with the models wearing his khadi collection.

Rohit Bal rejoicing on the ramp with the models wearing his khadi collection.

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shrimati Anandiben Patel being presented a khadi gift by Chitrangada Singh, actor and Sunil Sethi,President FDCI.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shrimati Anandiben Patel being presented a khadi gift by Chitrangada Singh, actor and Sunil Sethi,President FDCI.

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