The first round of Miss India Khadi, an event conceived by the Government of India to promote the desi fabric, was conducted at the Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology in Hyderabad recently as a part of the college’s Renaissance Fest. And the event, organised by the cultural club, was quite a hit with the students.
With patriotism being the underlying theme of the show, several enthusiastic young girls walked the ramp at this do. Speaking about the show, Sana Sultana, one of the organisers, shares, “We are so happy we could be part of a show that has such noble intentions. It has been quite an experience putting together something so elaborate.” Her co-organiser, Jay Pannara tells us, “It will be great to see our finalists going ahead to represent Hyderabad in the state level competition where they’d be competing to win Miss Telangana Khadi.”
Shaily Shaik, who was placed first amongst the four finalists, says excitedly, “I’ve been part of several shows in the past but this one is special because of the interesting idea of khadi interweaved with it. I have been an advocate of khadi myself, and wear the fabric often. But this time, I was in awe of the designers’ innovation. The overall impact was stunning.”
All the models, also students from the college, were dressed by Laxmi Sujatha Gangori and Aishwarya Gangori and fashion designing students of the Dream Zone institute.
The other finalists who will be representing Hyderabad at the state level competition along with Shaily Shaik are Menita Raju, Varsha Paturi and Komal Puranik, who were judged at the top in the event.