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News Stardom : Kolkata, 9 December 2020. In an attempt to boost the business of small and medium scale industries, homepreneurs and to raise funds for BestFriendz Society, SHE headed by Shagufta Hanaphie is organizing one of the best Fashion & Lifestyle exhibition post Lockdown ” Kolkata Festival “to be held at ICCR on 11th & 12 th December, 2020 from 12 noon to 7pm.
The grand shopping experience will help shopaholics scout through a wide range of clothes, fabric, accessories, bags and much more. Understanding the need to give exposure to those whose livelihood has suffered during the pandemic.

The opening of the event on 11th December will see dance Group Sankalp paying a tribute to Late Soumitra Chatterjee. This will be followed by an interactive session Women empowering lives, pre and post lockdown. Speakers present are Chaitali Das- Chairperson Rakshak Foundation,  Kasika Arora- entrepreneurs , Sujata Agarwal of Lions Club and  director of Techno India Sujoy Biswas. The session that will begin at 2.30pm will bring to light how women have shown their multi tasking abilities during the lockdown and have proved their ability at simultaneously being the champions of both- their home and work place. The event will be inaugurated by Padamsree Purna Das Baul ,  Shagufta Hanaphie Founder Director She ,  Lion Lekha Sharma and Regional Director ICCR Gautam De, Pritam Dutta, Asparagus.

A special santoor performance by Ayush Lala a student of Pt Tarun Bhattacharya on 12th Dec at 2pm will await all music lovers.Installation ceremony of Payal Varma as BestFriendz Club new Chairperson followed by a chat show and  interactive session on ‘Abused Durga’, to highlight and remove the plight of women and the gross reality behind what they’re facing at home during the pandemic. Speakers who will be throwing light on the gravity of this issue include cine and theatre actress-Papia Adhikary, actress and classical dancer-Anindita Roy, Professor Aammar Zaki-advocate High Court, Supratim Roy-producer, film distributor and GSC International VC, Soma Lahiri- editor Monthly Magazine Bartaman ‘Sukhi Grihokon’ and Shagufta Hanaphie- Founder SHE.KOLKATAR GAANWALA will also be performing live in this program. 

According to Shagufta Hanaphie, Founder SHE” My company plans to organize  event which will emphasis the  journey and struggle of the craftsmanship from each spheres and and will also give back the  gratitude toward the city where I was born- KOLKATA .I believe the rich heritage which our city has not yet been  explored in the right way .With Kolkata Festival i am trying to give back of what it deserves and moreover being a Women I feel Honored to host shows which will be platforms from stories of women  breaking new ground as entrepreneurs, feminists, mothers, doctors, actors, artists, leaders, activists, homemakers and others who shatter glass ceilings in every sphere of life” .
The Kolkata Festival is platform to Big & Glamorous “Entrepreneurs, Traders, Professional & Young Designers, Regional Handicrafts, Designer’s Boutique, Fashion Designer’s, Fashion Garments Showrooms, Men’s, Kid’s wear, Jewellery, Precious & Semi- precious jewellery, Accessories & Bags, Herbal & Skincare, Beauty products, Art & crafts, Paintings, Footwear, Home Furnishing & Decor, Chocolates & Gifts, Promotional Houses, Life Style products and many more products & services related to the fashion & lifestyle industry.

To support and fundraise for the needful The Lions Club elite 322B1, Rakshak Foundation and Asparagus Wedding planner  has also associated with Kolkata Festival. FriendsFm as Radio Partners, Business Economics as Magazine partners , Tag Universal,  Bake Adore & Iqbals Kitchen as Gift partners at Kolkata Festival.

We request all to please join us and support craftsmanship of Kolkata and other industries and specialty women preneurs of the city .

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