What is Sari Festival “VIRAASAT” and who organizing it ?
The first phase of Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India started on 16th December 2022 and concluded on 30th December 2022. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 16th December 2022, along with Hon’ble Minister of State Smt. Darshana Jardosh.
The second phase of the Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of Indiawill begin from 3rd to 17th January 2023 at Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi. The Ministry of Textiles is organizing the festival.
A social media campaign has been launched under a common hashtag #MySariMyPride to support our handloom weavers. A series of activities are planned to for the visiting public such as:
Viraasat-Celebrating the heritage: Curated display of handloom saris.
Viraasat-Ek Dharohar: Direct retail of saris by weavers
Viraasat Ke Dhage: Live loom demonstration
Viraasat–kal se kal tak : Workshops and talks on sari and sustainability
Viraasat–Nritya Sanskriti: Famous Folk dances of Indian culture
A brief list of Saris given below: –