One of India’s top fashion designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee criticised the younger generation of Indian women for not wearing sarees and giving preference to western outfits.
“I think, if you tell me that you do not know how to wear a saree, I would say shame on you.
It’s a part of your culture, (you) need stand up for it,” Sabyasachi told Indian students at the Harvard India Conference.
His remarks were received with a resounding applause from the audience.
The designer was responding to a question on difficulties women face in draping a saree.
The garment, he said, is the most wonderful dress in the world and people across the globe admire it, and identify Indian women with it.