Signature for Khadi – a first of its kind event, will be organized by Sankalp for Khadi, an initiative by Incredible Transforming Charitable Foundation (ITCF) on August 10 in New Delhi to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and 100 years of Charkha. It aims to transform khadi from ‘The Freedom Fabric of the Nation’ to ‘Fashion Fabric of the Nation’.
India used Khadi fabric as a weapon that played a major role in achieving independence. Even now, Khadi continues to inspire and amaze people around the globe. The event will also see more than 100 eminent personalities from various domains like politics, sports, diplomacy, bureaucracy, and arts converge for celebrating 100 years of `Charkha’.
They will also sign on a Khadi canvas with a message “I endorse Khadi too”. The eminent personalities who are expected include Hema Milini (actor and member of Parliament), Chetan Bhagat (author), Amar Singh (member of Rajya Sabha), Shahnaz Husain (Founder The Shahnaz Husain Group), KTS Tulsi (politician and senior advocate in the Supreme Court), Shyam Jaju (politician), and the Great Khali (wrestler).
There will also be ‘Roots of India’, a fashion show highlighting khadi and handloom fabrics from seven States – Odisha, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. The show has especially been conceived to empower and commemorate the ‘Sashaktikaran’ of Bunkars (weavers). The fashion show will give a colossal platform to the Bunkars for presenting their handwork. The Bunkar Fashion Show will have one renowned personality from each State as show stopper.