Draped impeccably in elegant and versatile ensembles of coveted designers, the differently-abled children of the NGO Tamana, a non-profit organisation, walked the ramp with students of leading schools in Delhi at the Khadi fashion show. The extravaganza was aptly titled “Inclusion Beyond Boundaries”, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in the capital.
FDCI and Tamana, gave the differently-abled an opportunity to explore fashion along with students from schools like PP International School, DPS Aligarh, Lotus Valley, Noida, Lotus Valley, Gurgaon, Ambience Public School, DPS Gurgaon, Mussoorie International School, Amity International School, Saket making it an event to remember as they took the catwalk by storm in designer ensembles.
Illustrious FDCI designers including Anju Modi, Samant Chauhan, Gaurav Jai Gupta, JJ Valaya, Payal Jain, Rohit Bal, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rina Dhaka, Rahul Mishra, Abraham & Thakore showcased their eclectic designs executed in Khadi. Pearl Academy’s Ridhi Arora also presented her promising collection. The students of Pearl Academy were assisting in the backstage activities for the evening.
Present at the event was the guest of honour, the Australian High Commissioner to India, Her Excellency Ms. Harinder Sidhu in a stunning Abraham & Thakore ensemble and walked the ramp. The evening also saw Tamana dressed in a Samant Chauhan outfit who expressed her gratitude to the distinguished audience at the show.
The Philanthropy Award was bestowed upon Ms Harinder Sidhu by Tamana. Together they felicitated the Crusaders of Inclusion, Sonal Kalra, Neelam Kapur and Suresh Gupta along with Sunil Sethi, Dr. Harsh Mahajan and Aditya Ghosh.
Dr Shayama Chona, Founder and President of Tamana NGO said, “The idea of partnering with FDCI for this soulful fashion event is the all-encompassing philosophy of how mainstream fashion can bring style into the lives of differently-abled ones. Internationally acclaimed brands have pioneered the concept of making fashion adaptive and inclusive for all and with The Khadi Fashion event it is our vision to embrace this change in India as well.”
Sunil Sethi, President FDCI said, “It is an honour for the FDCI to be associated with this milestone event in which the students of Tamana and other participating schools along with the fashion fraternity showed that fashion knows no boundaries. The unwavering effort of Tamana in supporting their inclusion into the mainstream through the medium of fashion is truly commendable.”
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 aegis 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.