A confluence of varied identities

A confluence of varied identities

With an aim to embrace indigenous practices and promote ethnic values to the younger generation, students of Vogue Institute of fashion technology celebrated ‘Ethnic Day’, a theme-based cultural event called ‘Desi-Dosti’, recently at their Doddabalapur Apparel campus.

The event saw the presence of theatre artist, singer and actor Deepa Agarwal and Suresh Jayakumar, a noted visual artist. Both the dignitaries gave a deep insight into the importance of tradition and cultural practices.

The guests for the day were designer Kariappa, academician Nihaarika Kariappa and Principal RSS Rao.

The students aimed to go back to their roots and revive their culture through a host of events such as a classical ‘jugalbandi’ dance performance to set the energy levels soaring and a colourful fashion show.

The campus also had a desi-style kitchen, ‘angadi’, and a ‘mehendi’ corner to lighten the atmosphere.

The fashion show portrayed the diversity of the country through clothes and encompassed the different styles of dressing from Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu etc.

At the end of the fashion show, attractive prizes were given away to the best dressed male and best dressed female participant. The students through the event tried to embrace their ethnic roots in a globalised world and amidst a confluence of identities.

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