National Handloom Day: Saree-clad Odia women dance to ‘Rangabati Rangabati’ on London streets

Bhubaneswar: A large number of Indian-origin women from Odisha, dressed in their handloom attires took part in a ‘Saree Walkathon’, which was organised in UK on the occasion of National Handloom Day. About 700 participants including women from other states danced on London streets, Sunday.

According to sources, the mega event was organised by a not-for-profit group called ‘British Women in Sarees’. It witnessed women participants from several states of India. The streets of London became alive as the women danced to the tune of the popular Odia number ‘Rangabati Rangabati’.

The Odia women dressed in traditional sarees were persons of Indian origin (PIO). They rejoiced and marched past the iconic landmarks from Trafalgar Square to the Mahatma Gandhi statue at Parliament Square. Saree-clad women put up a mesmerising spectacle as they sang and danced in a very highly spirited manner along the way on Whitehall near Downing Street, the sources added.

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The aim was to promote hand-woven sarees from across India to mark national handloom day.

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