Must See: Saree to Go Global at Times Square


Women in Sarees at Trafalgar Square

Our Bureau

New York, NY

The 6-yard wonder is all set to mesmerize the New York City as on Saturday, 4th May, at noon, the vibrant pulse of Father Duffy Square in Times Square will beat to the rhythm of Saree Walkathon, a spectacle reminiscent of an Olympic-style parade. Additionally, there will be a pre-event press gathering on Friday, 3rd May, at 4PM at the Consul General of India in New York. This one-of-a-kind event marks an unforgettable celebration of culture, community, and craftsmanship.

This momentous occasion is made possible through the collaborative efforts of British Women in Sarees and Uma Global, with invaluable contributions from local cultural and community groups across the NY Tristate area. Dr Dipti Jain, Geriatrician and a passionate Saree lover is the  Chairperson of British Women in Sarees and Chairperson of the Medicowomencharity organization. Dr  Rita Kakati-Shah, is the Founder & CEO, UMA Group LLC  and President, Uma Global, Inc. which Empowers Girls, Youth & Women to thrive

 The legacy of British Women in Sarees extends far and wide, marked by internationally acclaimed events such as the Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day and the historic Saree Walkathon at Trafalgar Square in London. These endeavors not only celebrate the saree but also serve as a beacon of hope for the handloom industry and artisans in rural India.

As Saree Goes Global movement comes to the iconic Times Square, there is anticipation of the participation of representatives from nine saree-wearing nations, uniting through music, dance, and the timeless elegance of the saree.

In August last year, under Saree Walkathon, the brightly dressed and visibly excited participants walked from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square in not just different regional waves, but also showcased varied draping styles from each region of India.

1 Reply to “Must See: Saree to Go Global at Times Square”

  1. Rani says:

    Very informative

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