Ranbir Kapoor the Goodwill Ambassador of Mijwan Welfare Society with Shabana Azmi and Namrata Goyal at its helm will be the showstopper along with Deepika Padukone for the 9th Annual Fashion show “The Walk of Mijwan” by Manish Malhotra, The Summer Collection 2018.
It marks the 9 years long journey since Manish and MWS joined hands. This has resulted in a sea change in the lives of the women involved in the Craft of Chikankari.
Ranbir Kapoor says,
“We, the young people of India, need to turn our attention towards rural India and focus on empowering the girl child. My sister Riddhima and I were raised as equals and I want every girl and boy to be treated equally. To my young friends, I say “Be the Change you wish to see in the world. You can do it and your time starts now”.
Shabana Azmi says,
“In the 9 years since the first Mijwan Fashion Show I have received unstinted support from my Film Fraternity. Everyone from Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan to Ranveer Singh and Sidharth Malhotra and from Priyanka Chopra to Shraddha Kapoor have walked for us.”
Last year Sunita from Mijwan exclaimed,
“I couldn’t believe that Shahrukh Khan was wearing the Shervani I had embroidered and that I was sharing the stage with him! I feel I’ve got wings and I can fly!”
Because of MWS efforts and Shabana Azmi’s intervention, the infrastructural development in Mijwan matches up to that of bigger cities.
All internal roads have been converted into fair weather roads, the village has free Wi-Fi, girls in the school are learning English thru skype in partnership with Home of Hope Inc. U.S.A digital learning in all classes in partnership with Plan India.