Ireland-Based Indian Women Celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by Showcasing "Saga of Sarees"
By: WE Staff | Monday, 6 June 2022
The Indian Embassy has initiated a range of efforts to commemorate India's Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and Ireland's 100th anniversary of independence. The Indian Embassy in Ireland commemorated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with an Indian cultural event that featured Indian women in Ireland displaying the "Saga of Sarees."
Indian Women of Ireland presented a series of sarees at an event in India House in Dublin to commemorate the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The occasion was attended by spouses of ambassadors residing in Dublin, as well as renowned Irish women, who praised India's rich culture and tradition.
The Ambassador to India in Ireland, Akhilesh Mishra, praised the abundance of skill among Indian women in Ireland, saying, "To mark Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, and 100 years of Ireland's Independence, the Indian embassy in Dublin has launched a series of initiatives. In the field of culture what we are doing is, instead of bringing in artists from India, we are reaching out to the Indian community in Ireland and harnessing the immense talent in the field of art and culture, painting, dance, and music that exists in the Indian community, especially the homemakers. We are trying to draw them out for conducting a large number of grassroots-level connectivity events in the field of culture."
Akhilesh Mishra added, “One of the first events that we hosted after corona (COVID-19) at India House targeting the spouses of Ambassadors based in Dublin and prominent Irish women. It was an entirely women-led effort from the Indian side and we are grateful for the tremendous support and enthusiasm shown by Indian women in Ireland (sic).”
Meanwhile, Reeti Mishra, the wife of the Indian Ambassador and a saree blogger and yogi, praised the founder of Indian Ladies in Ireland.
She said, “Recently we had an Indian cultural event at the India house for the Ambassadors’ spouses and for the prominent Irish women. The programme included how to appreciate Indian arts and their symbolism. There was a kathak performance and display of sarees from 15 states of India. This was all possible due to the immense talent of the Indian women in Dublin and I would especially like to thank Supriya Singh for coordinating the event. I'm looking forward to more such events in the future.”
The women from the "Indian Ladies in Ireland" club dressed up splendidly for the event, showcasing Indian culture and customs. To all the foreign diplomats and their wives, Supriya Singh, the founder of the "Indian Ladies in Ireland" club, discussed the various weaves of saree and their value.
Supriya Singh, a social worker and journalist, Kirti Pandey, a Rangoli artist, Satakshi Kaushik, a Kathak dancer, Sarika Jadhav, an artist, Radha Rani Kamireddy, a Software QA, Mamata Sahu, Tuhina Banerjee, a reciter and digital content developer, Swati Patel, and Neeraja Chakka, a financial counsellor, were among the Indian females who attended the event.
Talking about the event, Supriya Singh, said "We have been trying our best to keep the spirit of India alive in Ireland, Saree is a representation of our Indian culture, people from all over the world are inquisitive about our drape, What could be the better way to celebrate our Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and promote the rich Indian Culture and heritage we have"
The event's main attractions included Maharashtra's Nauvrai saree, West Bengal's Koirala saree, Odisha's Bomkai, Tamil Nadu's Kanjeevaram, Rajasthan's Leharyia, and several more sarees. Satakshi Kaushik also performed Kathak, an Indian classical dance form, as part of an Indian cultural event.
Ravinandan Pratap Singh, an IT specialist, and spouses of ambassadors from other nations based in Dublin were also present at the occasion.
The Indian Embassy in Ireland has been working hard to strengthen links between India and Ireland through a variety of cultural and educational programmes.