When Khadi transcends boundaries
The crowd got spellbound and the guests were mesmerized, when India's leading designers Rohit Bal, Anju Modi, Payal Jain and Poonam Bhagat showcased their ground-breaking modern twists to Khadi ensembles in colours of white, black, indigo, green and saffron at the show named 'Khadi – Transcending Boundaries', at the International SME Convention 2018.
The event was held under the aegis of Khadi Village and Industries Commission (KVIC) at NSIC Ground in New Delhi. The Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) had organised the International SME Convention 2018, in which representatives of 36 countries showed active participation.
Union Minister of State for MSME Giriraj Singh, who was the chief guest, said that it was a matter of pride for Ministry of MSME that KVIC had organised such a marvelous show. "We, in fact, brought Khadi from village to global level, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Khadi for Nation, Khadi for Fashion and Khadi for Transformation'," he said.
Echoing similar views, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that it was the biggest exposure of the signature fabric so far as it caught the attention of the representatives of altogether 36 countries and won accolades from all of them.
Among other prominent national and international personalities, who witnessed this grand Khadi fashion show, were Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi, World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises President Gian Franco Terenzi, Africa SME Forum Chairman Dogad Dogoui, Association of Ghana Industries President Yew Adu Gyamfi, ad guru Prahlad Kakkar, MSME Secretary Arun Kumar Panda and KVIC CEO Preeta Verma. FDCI
President Sunil Sethi curated the show.