Confluence Foundation, a cultural organization registered under the Indian Trust Act 1882, are bringing some gifted artisans from India to London, called Confluence presenting Bharat Conclave 2019. The event will be held in the British Parliament this year in September.
With the aim of reaching out to the numerous artisans living on the brink of extinction, and reviving their trade, Confluence has proved to be a major support system that can steer them from darkness towards some measure of light- their survival which is vital to their art. Cutting across all boundaries of caste, creed and social status, Confluence has assembled various artisans from across India that are struggling- with the rising yarn prices, the lack of employment, the shrinking market of handcrafted goods, the middlemen problems and inferiorly imitative product market.
The Confluence Foundation has organized the three-day event in London between September 27th to 29th while introducing Bharat Conclave. On first day, Trident Communications, which is handling the event, are holding the Excellence Awards function at the Parliament House.
The Guests include Virendera Sharma Labour MP from Ealing Southall, Sandeep Marwah an international Media person, H.E Sheik AL Zarooni, an Emirati Businessman from Dubai, Shivani Malik, Managing Director DAMILANO and Sonia Majeed vocalist-Musician, Mrs. Usha Kakade – Chairperson , Gravittus Foundation, Markandey Rai- Chancellor, IGTAMS University, AP, India & Senior Advisor, UN-Habitat, President, GPDSA, President, Foreign Affairs Committee, ARSP, Laxmi Agarwal*- Founder, Stop Sale Acid, Krishna Pujara- CEO, Saheli, Dr. Dipak Harke*- Motivational Trainor, 1st Indian to Achieve 122 World Records, Durgesh Agarwal- Operations Manager, BASF, Durgesh Agarwal- Operations Manager, BASF from USA, Sunayana Chibba Founder of The X- Factor Enterprise, Hafiz Ahmad – Best Handloom weaver (Varanasi ) and many more.
The next day, second edition of Avarhan Fashion show will be held in Millennium Copthrone, Tara Hotel Kensington London featuring the well-known Designer Rina Dhaka, Choreographer Sandip Soparkar apart from that many high profile models. The main attraction at the show will be the presence of Bollywood Actress, Karishma Kapoor, who will grace the stage.
Smita Shrivastav, Founder of Confluence Foundation & Parveen Rani Brand Ambassador of Confluence Foundation said, “The Fashion show is a high profile event. The designer & models are coming with a shared vision of diversity and an innovative blend of professional and personal ideas and ideals.”