My Handloom My Pride

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The 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela, witnessed the FDCI curating a fashion extravaganza, where 11 designers showcased their craft-soaked creations, accentuating the sari and giving it a contemporary rendition, on April 2, 2022.

Titled “My Handloom My Pride”, the event was organised in association with DC (Handlooms) and Haryana Tourism. Shri Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor, Jammu & Kashmir was the Chief Guest.

The 11 designers representing various states who showcased included

  • Abraham & Thakore (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Akaaro (Haryana - studio weaving)
  • Asha Gautam (Maharashtra)
  • Jahnabi Phookan (Assam)
  • Madhu Jain (Odisha)
  • Manish Tripathi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Rajesh Pratap Singh (Odisha, Benaras)
  • Samant Chauhan(Bihar)
  • Shruti Sancheti (Rajasthan)
  • Suket Dhir (West Bengal)
  • Taani by Tanira Sethi (Jammu & Kashmir which is also the partner state of this year's mela).

The show had live singing by Sukanya Chattopadhyay and dance recital by Shivani Verma making the evening special with delightful performances.