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Dharohar Kashi Ki

  • 12 Apr 2024
  • 2 min read

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The Indian Minorities Foundation (IMF) has scheduled a two-day grand event 'Dharohar Kashi Ki' on April 13 and 14, 2024 to showcase and support the handicrafts and handloom products of Varanasi.

Key Points

  • According to Rajya Sabha member and IMF convenor Satnam Singh Sandhu, ambassadors of over 20 countries would visit Kashi Vishwanath Dham and the majestic riverfront through a boat expedition, and watch Ganga Aarti.
  • The fashion show titled ‘Banarasi Saree - a fusion of Indian heritage and skilled artisans’ organized by well-known fashion designer Manish Malhotra is set to take place at NaMo Ghat.
    • It will feature Bollywood actors Kriti Sanon and Ranveer Singh showcasing Varanasi's crafts on the runway.
    • During the fashion show, a cultural and musical performance will be presented by renowned Bhojpuri singer and actor Ravi Kishan.
  • IMF would also pay tribute to distinguished weavers, who have greatly contributed to the advancement and safeguarding of the exquisite crafts of Kashi.

Indian Minorities Foundation (IMF)

  • IMF is a non- government organization, founded by Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor Chandigarh University.
  • Its main objective is to foster a sense of national pride among minority groups by highlighting their shared history, culture, and contributions to the nation, and by encouraging active participation in civic life.
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