Celebrating Saree

The saree looks so beautiful when worn it sure brings out the best in each of us. The modern saree draping style was actually popularised by a member of Nobel Literature Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore’s family! It was popularised by Rabindranath Tagore’s sister-in-law Jnanadanandini Devi. Tagore’s brother Satyendranath Tagore was the first Indian to join the Indian Civil Service. This led to his interactions with foreigners. At that time (the third quarter of the 19th century), saree was a single garment which women wore without a petticoat and a blouse and so it wasn’t easy for women to go out of the house and interact socially. It is widely believed that it was Satyendranath Tagore’s wife Jnanadanandini Devi, who popularised the new form of wearing sarees which we see today. Rabindranath Tagore mentioned this in the journal Visva Bharati too. Another story attached to it is that once Jnanadanandini’s husband, Satyendranath, was sick and she had to go to a Viceroy’s reception in Kolkata in 1867 or 68. Though her dress is not mentioned, it would be safe to conclude that she went wearing a new form of tying a saree.”

Recently, designer Suparna Dasgupta showcased her collection of sarees through a fashion show.Carrying the modern and traditional style of new sari and light jewelry accessories, Suparna Dasgupta organized her own boutique Shree’s Creation  anniversary celebrations on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya.

Suparna said, ““The saree holds immense significance, and a very special place in every Indian woman’s wardrobe, allowing her to express her style, and of course, creating that ‘wow’ factor. It is an extension to her stature and personality.”

There were dance performance, fashion show andspeech only drama. Prizes were given to more than 50 beautiful women who took part in the beauty contest, Sharad Sundari, Shyama Sundari, Basant Sundari, Baishakhi Sundari. Gynecologist Dipwanita Hazari, actress Madhumita Chakraborty, children’s writer Mriganko Banerjee along with Suparna Dasgupta handed over the prizes to the successful contestants.   TMC MP Satabdi Roy’s  daughter Samiyana Banerjee (Zumi) and child actor Prajit  Bose had won hearts of all by walking the ramp.




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