Celebrating spirit of womanhood
Bangalore Mirror , Oct 09, 2019
What better time to celebrate woman power than during Navratri? And Jyotika Kalra did it in style, quite literally. Using the festival which is dedicated to Durga as inspiration, Jyotika, one of the founding members of FICCI FLO Bangalore, celebrated the strength and vision of a few women who have become role models for their community.
The venue was the Masaba Gupta store in the city, which retails designer’s creations. The event was a fellowship of achievers and women of substance who wore beautiful designer dresses and sarees and shared stories of success and struggle to encourage many more achievers.
Kalra, who is next in line to be the Chair of FICCI FLO Bangalore said, “Empowerment comes in many ways. The way we dress and appear is as important as what we do, how we enable others, what we strive for… Today, we’re celebrating Masaba and her mother, Neena Gupta, because they are epitomes of empowerment. Neena Gupta, stood tall and strong with the bold decision she made to be a single mother many years ago.
Today her daughter, Masaba, is an inspiration for women to own their individuality and become role models.” Some of the women who were invited to display Masaba’s clothes were beauty entrepreneur Manjul Gupta, therapist, yoga teacher and volunteer Nirmala Nayak, beauty contest title holder Priyanka Abhishek, interior designer Aarti Sud, style icon Meena Vinchhi, PR professional Naomi Junaid and entrepreneur Sarauyu Hegde, all members of FICCI FLO and achievers in their own right. FICCI FLO is the women’s wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).