In an attempt to boost the business of small and medium scale industries, homepreneurs and to raise funds for BestFriendz Society, SHE headed by Shagufta Hanaphie is organized one of the best Fashion & Lifestyle exhibition post Lockdown ” Kolkata Festival ” at ICCR on 11th & 12 th Dec 2020 from 12 noon to 7pm . The grand shopping experience got shopaholics scout through a wide range of clothes, fabric, accessories, bags and much more.
Understanding the need to give exposure to those whose livelihood has suffered during the pandemic, the organizers have opened the platform to craftsmen and women from all accross the city .To name the exhibitors are Nash Boutique, The 999, Cell Active Colours, Shajiya Boutique, Rabbah Collections, Gracious Hub, Choice fashion , Kaalpi, Renesha Boutique, Clothing Palette, Febrics of India, Iqbal’s Kitchen, Bake Adore , Hiya Sarees, Farha’s Collections, Juwi’s Elegant Collection, Ms Pro , Patiala House and many more . Relishing homemade cookies and picking their choice of reusable items, visitors has enjoyed the the 2 day extravaganza.
The opening of the event on 11th December saw dance Group Sankalp paying a tribute to Late Soumitra Chatterjee. This was followed by an interactive session on Women empowering lives, pre and post lockdown. Speakers present are Chaitali Das- Chairperson Rakshak Foundation, Gulshan Bano – Makeup artist, Sujata Agarwal of Lions Club and Sujoy Biswas, DirectorTechno India were present. The session that began at 2.30pm and brought light how women have shown their multi tasking abilities during the lockdown and have proved their ability at simultaneously being the champions of both- their home and work place. The event was inaugurated by Padamsree Purna Das Baul , Shagufta Hanaphie Founder Director She , Lion Lekha Sharma and Regional Director ICCR Gautam De at 4pm . Day 2 began with Legends if Kolkata themed fancy dress where children between 5 to 13 yrs walked the ramp with different outfits paying tribute to the legends of Kolkata.
A special santoor was performed by Ayush Lala a student of Pt Tarun Bhattacharya on 12 Dec at 2pm followed by the Installation ceremony of Payal Varma as BestFriendz Philantrophy Club new Chairperson . Post Installation program the Evening began with a chat show and interactive session on ‘Abused Durga’, to highlight and remove the plight of women and the gross reality behind what they’re facing at home during the pandemic at 3pm . Speakers who will be throwing light on the gravity of this issue include cine and theatre actress-Papia Adhikary, actress and classical dancer-Anindita Roy, Professor Aammar Zaki-advocate High Court, Supratim Roy-producer, film distributer and GSC International VC, Soma Lahiri- editor Bartama Sukhi Grihokon and Shagufta Hanaphie- Founder SHE. KOLKATAR GAANWALA performed live and the guest enjoyed the evening.Other musical program followed the event . ”
The event was a success and I believe SHE promised what it delivered. My 17 yrs experience 17ys of experience says that Business – Network & Grow together is the only funda for anyone to succeed. Kolkata Festival was nit just an exhibition but it was more of story to narrate . I was able to deliver the rich culture of my city and explore it the right way . We have more to come coming year . Hard work pays of ” said Shagufta Hanaphie Founder Director of SHE The Kolkata Festival is platform to Big & Glamorous “Entrepreneurs,Traders, Professional & Young Designers, Regional Handicrafts, Designer’s Boutique, Fashion Designer’s, Fashion Garments Showrooms, Men’s, Kid’s wear, Jewellery, Precious & Semi- precious jewellery, Accessories & Bags, Herbal & Skincare, Beauty products, Art & crafts, Paintings, Footwear, Home Furnishing & Decor, Chocolates & Gifts, Promotional Houses, Life Style products and many more products & services related to the fashion & lifestyle industry. We thankful to our associate Partners The Lions Club elite 322B1, Rakshak Foundation and Asparagus Wedding, our Radio Partner Friends Fm , our Magazine Partner Business Economics, Our Hygiene Partners Tag Solutions ,our Gift Partners Al lazees, Iqbal’s Kitchen & Bake Adore for their contributions and association. The event saw a footfall around 500 plus people attending the event and shopperolics were satisfied with the collections what the Homepreneurs exhibited at Kolkata Festival at ICCR. Kolkata Festival a healthy, Hygienic, satisfying ,safety and enjoyable shopping experience after all .