– Brij Khandelwal
A bouquet that was presented to prime minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of the Surat Diamond Bourse, was no ordinary collection of colourful flowers.
It was a unique creation, a captivating gift that pleasantly surprised the prime minister for its creativity.
Anupam Goyal conceived the artistic masterpiece, a fragrant bouquet that showcased the artistic finesse of India’s 29 states, intertwining their renowned weaves, prints and fragrances into a composite display representing the nation’s diverse tapestry.
Crafted at the Institute of Design and Technology in Surat, founded by Anupam Goyal, the bouquet stood as a symbol of our rich heritage and creative unity.
Anupam said “The bouquet, a labour of love crafted over 35 days by six dedicated students, featured flowers fashioned from an array of iconic fabrics like Banarasi Silk, Chama Silk, Chanderi, Bandhani, Ikat, Banana Fabric, Kalamkari, Kasavu, Chikankari, Sambalpuri Saree, Moonga Silk, and more, each representing a unique state of India.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visibly delighted and commended the thoughtful gesture. What set this gift apart was not just its aesthetic beauty but also the infusion of fragrances through the innovative use of technical textiles, ensuring a lingering scent that would last for years.