On 15th August 2012 our country witnessed its 66th year of independence. Puneites celebrated Independence Day and took pride in India’s historic triumph over the British. With all due respect to our freedom fighters, we continue to enjoy our freedom due to the never-ending efforts taken by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, every day. While some of our brave soldiers have laid down their lives for the country, others have been rendered paraplegic while protecting the nation.
Jaihind, Pune’s leading fashion house for men, thought of making a meaningful contribution to the lives of these paraplegic heroes of the nation. To this end, Jaihind organized the Jaihind Paraplegic Fashion Show on 15th August. A first-of-its-kind, unique fashion show to honour and recognise the invaluable sacrifices of the contestants, all of whom are from the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC), Kirkee.
The theme for the fashion show was ‘Colours of India’, the announcement of which was done at the PRC premises on 13th August. The12 participants were also taken through a training session with the choreographer Ms. Kirti Advani, Dancing Curve. For the final showdown on Independence Day, the contestants graced the ramp in fashionable apparel by Jaihind at the Laxmi Road store. The fashion show was a serious social initiative for Jaihind, as the judges for the event were:
|1. Mr. Saurabh Gadgil, MD, PNG Jewelers
2. Mr. Hemant Joshi, GM, Lokmat Group, Pune
3. Mr. Harish Kenchi, Chief Editor, Pudhari Group, Pune
4. Mr. Shailesh Amonkar, CMO, Sakal Group, Pune
5. Ms. Corina Manuel, Editor, Femina, Pune
|1. MLA Madhuri Misal.
2. Corporator: Rajendra Shilimkar,
3. Vishnubhai Harihar,
4. Balasaheb Shedge,
5. Dr. S.P. Jyoti, Medical Director, Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center
6. Mr. Mahesh Bisht, Admin officer, Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center and a team of volunteers to support the contestants.
- TN. B. Gurung was crowned as Mr. JAIHIND,
- Mr. Amol Boriwale and Mr. Faiyaz Alam
Mr. N. B. Gurung was announced as Mr. Jaihind and got a prize from Jaihind. Mr. Amol Boriwale and Mr. Faiyaz Alam were announced as runner ups.
What’s more, Jaihind donated Rs.1 Lac, whichever is higher, to the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre. This innovative fashion show, put Jaihind in a league of its own, among all of Pune’s men’s fashion stores. Not only is Jaihind giving a befitting salute to these men of honour but also showcasing how organisations today play a bigger role in the way our society is shaping up.