Make Women’s Day meaningful in 2009.........
How will we as a nation mark International Women’s Day? As in the past with political leaders of all hues paying homage to women, cultural events
being held all over the country, foundation stones being laid for women’s educational institutions and hostels, government announcing a host of new initiatives and so on.
And then ‘when the hurly-burly’s done’, it will be back to business as usual. Women will once again be relegated to the back-burner in our gender-insensitive society. That’s how it has been for the past many years and there is no reason to expect this year to be any different.
Unless we decide, yes we can! We can make it different this year. Along with the celebration, and there is much to celebrate, we must introspect on why is it that despite more than 60 years of independence and some of the most successful women leaders, the average Indian woman still ranks among the most deprived sections of society.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
A designer of great distinction, Self taught, self made, matter of fact, person with deep sense of gratefulness to nature and life in general. Practicing fashion & lifestyle design for India & International markets and today a name in Indian fashion & lifestyle industry for design & quality.
After completing his(Deepak Singh ) studies in premium Institutes of India, National Institute of Fashion Technology and scholarship program in National Institute of Design, Deepak Singh started his career as an independent design consultant.
In the year 1999, He was commissioned by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts to showcase his designs in International show during �Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair Spring, which established him as one of leading designers for export oriented designs, and was very well accepted by the foreign buyers.
Deepak Singh an eminent fashion designer recently was invited by Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry at new Delhi to unveil his Spring Summer 09 collection in presence of eminent personalities from trade & industry among those, who were present during event were fashion Design council of india’s president, Mr. Sunil Sethi and herbal Cosmetic brand queen of India Mrs. Shahnaz hussain along with Secretary general, Indian Chambers of Commerce (ICCI), Mr. R.P. Swami.
He is the first Indian designer known to have worked with No. of International Designers on imparting training & designs to underprivileged to enable them earn their livelihood by little training in design by way of making simple woven tops to beautifully crafted handbags. Indian Chambers of Commerce (ICCI) recognized him for his efforts by presenting him a trophy and certificate in front of leading members of trade and industry and announced him as talent in industry to watch for, in coming years.
The exhibitions put up by Mr. Deepak Singh in past years together with International Designer Mr. P. J. Aranador have got them compliment s from likes of Priyanka Gandhi to Chief Minister of Assam Mr. Tarun Gagoi, textiles minister Shri Shankar Sinh Vaghela and filmstar and model Mr. Milind Soman.
Mr. Singh is designer of repute for fashion & lifestyle. On asking him what’s his design statement like he clearly says “his expertise lies in infusing traditional with modern, colors with finishes and textures with originality, while still embracing natural forms & color” though he says his designs are for those who are looking for simplicity and elegance.