“Dhage ki Dharohar”, the exhibition of heritage sarees of India organized by ‘Parampara’ the INTACH Heritage Club of Bharatesh Central School (BCS), Halaga, was inaugurated today by Ms. Divya Shivaram, CEO of Belagavi Cantonment Board.
She appreciated the efforts of the Intach Belagavi Chapter in creating awareness about heritage and culture among school students who are the future of the country.
Ms. Shivaram also had a look at more than 45 heritage sarees on display at the exhibition. These included Assam Muga Silk, Kanjivarams, Ilkal, Pochampalli, Kashmir silk, Tussar silk, Kolkata Cotton, Bandhni, lehariya, Paithani, Chanderi, Pattu, Manipuri, Kanchi silk, Banarasi silk, etc.
Mrs. Rajshree Aralimatti, Principal, BCS, welcomed the guests. Shri Vinod Doddanavar, Chairman (GC) and Co-convener of INTACH Belagavi Chapter, in his address, described the numerous activities conducted by the INTACH Belagavi chapter in just two years of its inception. The chapter was started in 2016 and has since been instrumental in organizing teacher training programs, heritage walks, poster competition, heritage quiz competition, etc. and is also releasing a book on Architectural splendors of Belagavi. Numerous students from Belagavi have secured prizes at Regional and National level competitions at INTACH Belagavi Chapter organized events.
This exhibition has been completely coordinated by the members of the ‘Parampara-INTACH Heritage club’ of BCS Halaga. Students were draped in traditional heritage sarees and readily explained the history, craft and origins of each heritage saree. They even explained the Geographical Indicators accorded to several Indian Sarees.
Later in the day, Mrs. Prajakta Bedekar and Mrs. Geeta Kittur demonstrated different drapes of sarees. Students had also set up stall to sell Belagavi sarees. Shri Vinod Doddanavar , Intach Belagavi Chapter co-convener presided over the function.. Mrs. Kirti Doddanavar, Mrs. Swatee Jog, Mrs. Ruma Patil, Mrs. Vrushali Sarnobat, took efforts to make it a success. Ms. Pallavi Gupta from BCS anchored the event. A large number of parents attended the event.
The exhibition shall be open for public viewing up to 14th August 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.