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Date Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016

Tamana and FDCI to host Khadi Fashion Show-Inclusion Beyond Boundaries

New Delhi, April 26, 2016: Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the apex body of fashion design in India, today announced an association with Tamana, a non-profit organisation, which works with the multiply challenged and autistic to host a heart-warming event titled “Inclusion Beyond Boundaries”, a Khadi show. The annual fashion extravaganza attempts inclusion of the differently-abled into the world of fashion. The exhibit will be held on April 30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Delhi, the hospitality partner for this event.

Ten coveted FDCI designers including Abraham & Thakore, Anju Modi, Gaurav Jai Gupta, JJ Valaya, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal and Samant Chauhan will create ensembles in Khadi and present them in a pure, simple and versatile form for the differently abled and fulfill their dreams of walking the ramp with professional models. 


For the last 10 years, the NGO Tamana has been organising the show with the support of the fashion fraternity in their individual capacities. This year, the event is being executed under the umbrella of the FDCI and has received appreciation and recognition from the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and Minister of State for Skill Development, Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Dr. Shyama Chona, Founder and President, Tamana, said "Life has many colors; together they make the rainbow. For us the colours represent the diversity in human beings and the rainbow signifies an inclusive society which embraces all diversity. The dream of 'Tamana' is to make the world appreciate and accept this diversity so that the journey of life becomes pleasant for all. We hope to meet our aspiration with the help of Mr. Sunil Sethi who is equally sensitive to the cause. Tamanas' annual fashion show has over the years depicted that fashion is inclusive; it does not discriminate, even the disadvantaged can imbibe the latest fashion and fulfill their desires and aspirations of looking good and fashionable."

Sunil Sethi, President FDCI said, “We respect diversity and inclusion and it is an honour to partner with Tamana for a landmark event like this. I would also like to take this opportunity to praise Dr. Shayama Chona for her commendable and committed work towards the cause.”

Talking about the show, he added, “Our designers will make craft soaked ensembles in the fabric of the nation – Khadi and make the dreams of the differently-abled come true by encouraging them through the lexicon of style.”

The Australian High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Ms. Harinder Sindhu will be the guest of honour for the event along with other distinguished guests.


A non-profit organisation, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is the apex body of fashion design in India, represented by over 350 members. Founded on the premise of promoting, nurturing and representing the best of fashion and design talent in the country; its prime objective is to propagate the business of fashion. FDCI stays true to its commitment to promote the 'Make in India' label as handlooms take center stage, in a country, who's heritage is soaked in the flavours of indigenous crafts.    

 Website: www.fdci.org


About Tamana:

Tamana was established in 1984 by Dr. Shayama Chona, ‘Padam Bhushan’ and ‘Padam Shri’ awardee. As the name suggests, Tamana navigates the dreams and longings of the children with special needs and those of their parents to see them as rehabilitated members of our society. Its contribution in the field of disability was also recognized by the United Nations, that granted it Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council.

Tamana provides comprehensive rehabilitative services to individuals with intellectual impairments, multiple disability and autism.  The services provided include special education, therapeutic interventions, skill development and gainful employment, life skills training etc to enable them to become confident and integrated members of society.


About Hyatt Regency Delhi:

Hyatt Regency Delhi is situated in the heart of the Capital. The 513 rooms of the hotel boasts of complete wooden flooring, offers elegance, luxury and comfort to the guests. The impressive landmark structure in native sandstone is inspired by the Golden Age of the Gupta period. A fine confluence of traditional hospitality and modernity, Hyatt Regency Delhi stands out for its accessibility, aesthetic interiors and its ambience.

The dinning options available here are a gourmet’s delight. Its choice of restaurants includes La Piazza –The Italian restaurant, TK’S Teppanyaki grill, India Regional cooking at Aangan, Cafe, the multi-cuisine restaurant and our new and much awaited restaurant The China Kitchen, a contemporary Chinese house which brings to the city a unique concept of ‘Dining in the kitchen’.

At Hyatt whether its business or leisure, guest’s expectations inevitably meet with the inimitable Hyatt Touch!


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Divij Krishna – dkrishna@webershandwick.com / 9654776017   




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