On the eve of India’s 72nd INDEPENDENCE DAY …….PUBLIC DIPLOMACY FORUM by Mrs Ratan Kaul & Shilpa Raina Wahal organised a grand fashion show to support the campaign COTTON IS COOL . All the celebrities walked the ramp in bespoke MISE A’ JOUR couture cotton garments to support the cotton industry which employs millions across the country ..
Cotton is not just a fabric- it is a philosophy, it is a social and economic reality, it is meditation, it is a window into our heritage of crafts and textiles, it is dignity of labour, it takes us back to our roots, it connects us to the soil, it connects us to our ancestors. Cotton connects cultures and societies and is hence a unifying force.
For all these reasons, and many more, Mahatma Gandhi decided that Khadi / Cotton should be the symbol of our freedom struggle. The simple spinning wheel was the perfect example of his vision of Sarvodaya- a world where man could live in harmony with nature and with fellow human beings without exploitation, without fear and with friendship towards all.” said Mrs Ratan Kaul Founder President Public Diplomacy Forum
Cotton is something that we use every day. Looking at the cotton industry at large, cotton contributes a lot to our GDP. We are of one the largest cotton producing and cotton wearing countries in the world, and most Indians don’t know that. We must take great pride in such facts.
The Fashion show might look symbolic on the face. But in reality, it is more about the realisation and awareness about of the importance of cotton in our daily wardrobe and how cool it actually is !!!The fashion show also helps make people realise that cotton can also be considered as a luxurious fabric This initiative will make cotton popular said Shilpa Raina Wahal Director Projects ,Public Diplomacy Forum
The GUESTS Of HONOUR were respected Tara Gandhi ji , Padma Vibhushan Sonal Mansingh ji , PadhmaShree Shovana Traxl Narayan ji , Dr Udit Raj ji , Abha Dalmia ji ,Renu Hussain ji ,His Excellency Hamza Yahia Cheri Ambassador of Algeria, His Excellency Dr Sabit Subasic Ambassador Of Bosnia and His Excellency Kanhaiya Lal Ganju Consul General (H Y ) Ji and Ramola Bachchan.
Celebrities who walked for the cause were
MISS TEEN UNIVERSE SRISHTI KAUR
MRS CHRISTINE SAMANDARI
NIKITA KHATTAR ARYA
DR SHILPI SINGH
BY JOURNALIST SHIKHA SHARMA