Shame On You If You Don't Know How To Wear A Saree: Sabyasachi

| February 12 , 2018 , 17:04 IST

India's most renowned designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee on Sunday criticised women, particularly the younger generation, for not wearing saree and giving preference to western outfits while addressing the Indian students at the Harvard India Conference.

When asked about the difficulties women face in draping a saree, Sabyasachi said, "I think, if you tell me that you do not know how to wear a saree, I would say shame on you. It's a part of your culture, (you) need to stand up for it."

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While talking about saree, he said that is the most wonderful dress in the world and people across the globe admire it, and identify Indian women with it.

When asked why he decided to launch a label of Indian clothing, Sabyasachi said he found a "major disconnect" when he observed Indian women and men losing touch with their roots. They are becoming "socially insecure", he said. "Women and men are trying very hard to be something that they are not. Your clothing should be a part of who you are and connect you to your roots," he added.

Sabyasachi also said, "It's a relationship of misunderstanding. It's easy to wear a saree. Wars have been fought in saree. Grandmothers have slept in saree and have woken up without any folds to it."

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The Designer is facing criticism widely as people across the nation took to Twitter against his remarks.