India’s premier designer Satya Paul showcased his Ramayana inspired sarees at an exclusive fashion show at the Pratham UK Gala on 14th October 2017 at the Landmark Hotel, London. “Our limited edition festive series is inspired from ‘Ramayana’, the saga of love, friendship and bravery, an exemplar of the victory of light over dark.” The event raised over £450,000 for the charity which is seeking to improve the quality of education and learning levels across India. Film director Gurinder Chadha, who is an ambassador for Pratham UK, took to the stage dressed in a Satya Paul saree.
The designer also showed his signature collection of banarasi sarees. “This is an attempt to capture the true essence of India that flow through the spiritual city of Banaras, celebrating its vibrancy through architecture, rustic ghats at the banks of the Ganges and the intricate motifs and textures found in famous Banarasi fabrics.”
About Satya Paul
Established in 1985, Satya Paul is India’s premier design label with an International presence. The brand is acclaimed for ingenuity in design and a vivid color palette. As part of Genesis Colors since 2001, the brand has grown from strength to strength and is now present at over 35 locations in India and select high street boutiques abroad. Satya Paul also has a strong presence with its ecommerce portal satyapaul.com and presence on all prominent web ecommerce websites , namely, Amazon, Myntra and Jabong.
At a time when there was little or no awareness about fashion or the idea of designer brands in India, Satya Paul introduced the idea of choreographed collections in 1985. The brand’s take on print innovations and use of vivid color palettes did not only change the way the consumer previously looked at Sarees, but also developed a specific niche for concept-based designs. Women no longer restrict themselves to hereditary Benarasis as Satya Paul has been instrumental in bringing about this change with the new-age Saree, that is easy to wear and chic. With print as its DNA, the brand has moved on to explore ready-to-wear and accessories that have a universal appeal.
Pratham is India’s largest education NGO, seeking to improve the quality of education and learning levels across India. Set up in 1994 in conjunction with UNICEF, Pratham has helped more than 35 million children to date through programmes focussed on improving reading levels, encouraging young women to continue their education and providing vocation skills to young adults.
Pratham UK is Pratham’s fundraising and awareness raising arm in the UK. We support Pratham’s work on the ground through our events, programmes for young professionals and corporate and institutional partnerships. Established in the UK in 2003, we have raised over £5 million, impacting the lives of more than 35 million children.
About Pratham’s Second Chance Program
Pratham’s Second Chance program focuses on providing school drop-outs, especially women, another chance at education. Second Chance program aims to support those who could not complete their secondary education. The program focuses on completion of Grade 10, in the hope that this academic certificate would prove useful for the learners and further their opportunities for educational growth and employability. The Second Chance program uses innovative teaching methods, to provide accessible and affordable learning opportunities very close to where the students live. Some of the Second Chance programs are residential and others are non-residential.
Over the years, close to 18,000 students have benefited from Pratham’s Second Chance program. The number of students who appeared for the Board examinations till now are 11,134. Overall, the pass percentage of students is 75%.
Currently, Pratham has Second Chance centres in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Telangana.
For further information visit http://pratham.org.uk/