SAREETONIN is a saree donation drive that was coordinated by Six Yards Plus. It was started as part of Daan Utsav 2021, and is now a regular feature at Six Yards Plus. The sarees were donated to either go toGoonjfor direct donation and further use, or toShaktiismfor upcycling.
I decided to start what I hope is the first of many traditions to celebrate the women that we’re empowering together at Shakti.ism, and sent my fabulous Pondicherry tailoring team for a day out. The ladies took the afternoon off and went to see a Tamil film calledDraupathi, that’s, coincidentally all about a strong woman, and then I treated them to a team lunch. The only downside was that I wasn’t there to join them, but we managed to have a lovely video call to say Happy Women’s Day after the event so I could tell the team how proud I am of every single thing they are achieving! I truly hope this is only the beginning of the things we will achieve together, and that we are just getting started. I also plan to make this an annual tradition for International Women’s Day for all the empowered women being impacted for the better by Shakti.ism. I am committed to regularly recognising and celebrating their successes throughout our journey together as well.