Surat students design Garba costumes using PPE kits for Navratri

Surat students design Garba costumes using PPE kits for Navratri

As the auspicious nine-day long festival Navratri begins from today, A group of fashion designing students in Surat performed traditional dance form ‘Garba’ in sporting hand-painted costumes made of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits. These costumes have been designed by them. Also Read: Bihar resident reply to reporter on ‘Vikas’, his reply has the internet in splits

2020 will be one of the rarest occasions when the traditional dance ‘Garba’ will not be performed during Navratri due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these fashion designing students of the Institute of Design and Technology (IDT), Surat came up with this customised ‘Covid Garba Dress’. The costume is made of polypropylene fabric approved by the South India Textile Research Association (SITRA). Also Read: Brazilian senator caught hiding money ‘between buttocks’, get suspended for 3 months

According to IDT, “Under the guidance of their faculty – Ms. Aarushi Upreti, the 1st year students of IDT INDIA crafted a Covid Garba outfit using hand painting and mirror as embellishments and designed a two-layer fully protected couple dress on PPE Jumpsuits with masks and dandiya sticks.”

Disha Patel, the student who designed the outfit, said, “The layering has been done in such a way that people can maintain social distancing while performing Garba. These Garba outfits are very economical, provide full protection and are very comfortable to wear and dispose.”

An IDT faculty member, Aarushi Upreti told ANI, “Since this year government has banned Garba, hence to add joy amidst the festive season, these covid Garba outfits will be gifted to Covid Care Volunteers of Civil Hospital, Surat. This initiative was taken to show gratitude to the artisans who have worked diligently to earn their living during this pandemic.”

This Navratri, the Gujarat state government has banned Garba but allowed no-contact worship of the idol or image of Goddesses. Also Read: Varanasi girls make ‘Smart Knife’ which can alert police & family in an emergency

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