Panel discussion on Khadi, fashion show, Charkha display and 150 Gandhi on stage are the highlights of the day
The Department of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October in a unique way. Panel discussion on Khadi, fashion show, Charkha display and 150 Gandhi on stage are the highlights of the day.
The Department is hosting 5th International Textiles and Costume Congress (ITCC) 2019, INDIA with the theme ‘Indigenous Textile Crafts- Global Markets & Trends’ from 3rd to 5th October, 2019 at Vadodara. This International Congress is hosted first time in INDIA and will give platform to connect with people and their technology across the globe.
As a pre Conference Event and tribute to Gandhi the department held a special event ‘Celebration of 150 years of The Mahatma’ on the theme Khadi – Woven Tales from India. Panel Discussions on Khadi, Charkha Display with hands-on experience, Fashion Presentation of Khadi Collection ‘NEEV – The foundation’ and Inauguration of Exhibition ‘HUNAR –Craft Skills Exhibition’ are the highlights of the day.
As a respect to the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi about Khadi movement, a panel discussion on different aspects was held with speakers put focus on various topics.
A fashion show dedicated to Gandhi doctrine of wearing SWADESHI and now the ‘Make in India’ is organized where the models walk on ramp in sequences of Arathrika, Shishikoi, Dharavi, Rally Quilt and Buddha v/s Gandhi. The show showcased a range of collection that has innovative use of Khadi combined with indigenous Indian Crafts. This also motivate the younger generation to accept Khadi as a fashion fabric.
The garment presentation show ‘NEEV- The foundation’ marks a tribute to Khadi, the fabric of India, celebrating 150 years of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji.
A CHARKHA Display was also kept there for the students to get connected with Khadi spinning. With different types of Charkha’s displayed at the venue the students, visitors and guests have a hand’s on experience on cotton hand spinning.
A Exhibition ‘HUNAR- Craft Skills’ was also inaugurated showcase the work of 30 artisans and demonstrating it. The exhibition is open to all from 2nd to 4th October, 2019 and will remain accessible to the participants of the International Conference. The main purpose of this exhibition is to provide an opportunity to grass root level artisans to meet people all over the country as well as the world.
The department hosted this Pre-conference event as a celebration of 150 years of the Mahatma and making it a part of the International Textiles and Costume Congress (ITCC) 2019 INDIA with the theme ‘Indigenous Textile Crafts- Global Markets & Trends’ starts from 3rd to 5th October, 2019.