IWP Celebrated “Melange” - The Blend of Women Empowerment


Ms IWP Winner Anushtha (center), 1st Runner UP Sahiba (Left) and 2nd Runner Up Prachi Khanna (Right).

- Anushtha from Jankpuri Centre became Ms. IWP 2017, 1st and 2nd runner up are Sahiba from Janakpuri Centre and Prachi Khanna from Model Town centre.

International Women Polytechnic (IWP) a leading institute in women education in vocational as well as professional studies, today celebrated its annual festival “Melange-The Blend of Art 2017” at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The event was dotted with ample of happenings like Fashion Show (Ethnic, Indo-western and Western), Play, Musical, Dance performances etc. Mrs.Kamaljeet Sehrawat (Mayor, South Delhi Municipal Corporation), Ms. Universe Teen Ms.Sristhi Kaur, Mrs.Veena Sharma (MCD, Councillor, Janakpuri) were other special guests who graced for the event.

Mr. Vishal Nijhawan, Managing Director International Women Polytechnic hosted the occasion. Also present were Mr. Samir Valia Executive Director, Mr. Subroto Mukherjee, Mr. Kunal & Mr. Nikhil the Centre Directors of IWP.

Shivani Wazir (Former Ms. India & Brand Ambassador “Save the Tiger Project”), Srishti Kaur (Miss Teen Universe 2017), Ms. Mansi Midha (Renowned Makeup Artist), Mr. Akshay Wadhwa (Renowned Fashion Designer), Ms. Shalini Gupta (Renowned Founder & Fashion Designer at Kaaisha), Ms. Sonal Singh (Miss Asia Universe), Ms. Sonal Bedi (Renowned Image Consultant), were some of the industry leaders who mentored students with their vast experiences and ideas in the noble endeavour by IWP.

Melange, gave the students a plethora of information and open access to professionals in the Fashion and lifestyle. With its attempt to networking the students with industry stalwarts through meet, greet and guidance, it tried to connect students with active professionals who have themselves gone through business’s complex system. They provided the students with advice and ideas and expected to excel. The girls at IWP were exposed to the realities of post education and develop a working intuition of how to navigate their future.

Blessing the event, Chief Guest Mrs. Kamaljeet Sehrawat (Mayor, South Delhi Municipal Corporation) said, “It is a great honour for me to be a part of Mélange. The occasion is a blend of the passion, knowledge, and access to information required to navigate education in the dynamic industry. While the present reality is that many talented students are not getting enough opportunities to present and perform their skills which are required to create ripples in the professional network. Melange is the platform that gives students a thoughtful access to a network of professionals and opportunities to work in industry community. It gives an interactive stage where they can find people who can mentor them for a longer run.”

Adding to this Mr. Vishal Nijhawan, Managing Director, IWP shared his views “The need to uplift the status of women in our country has been our prime concern since long. The Polytechnic’s motto has always been to deliver quality education to women of all ages, in any phase of their lives, of all communities, at all levels and to provide information, which is relevant to comprehend and boost their self esteem. Through Mélange, we are trying to impart a crucial value that transforms a woman to a woman of substance, purpose & confidence.”

After the lamp-lighting ceremony the students of IWP Janakpuri branch presented a graceful Vandana to start the event. The Event moved ahead with various performances of rock show, Music, Dance and Play etc. The event progressed with colourful Fashion show, where students from all the Delhi branches of IWP showcased the glimpse of Ethnic, Indo-western and Western. In first round IWP students made their entry on the ramp with Ethnic Wears which portrayed the Indian culture and its heritage. In second round they came-up with the mix of indo western and western dresses which was an incredible concoction of design and colour.

The Students of the polytechnic showcased fabulous collection during the fashion show, which were not only designed by them but also buying the fabric, drafting, sketching, stitching, embroidering, and finishing of the garment is done by the students themselves and this very feature of the polytechnic’s educational aspect gives the students, the much needed confidence and zeal to continue performing well.

Lastly, there were awards conferred upon students who deserved in each category of the fashion show. The students were delighted to get felicitated but their parents who were even happier to see their daughter’s skills and confidence. The Judges, The Guests and Everybody in the auditorium were full of praise for the International Women Polytechnic, who took the initiative to bring out the best talent of their students from behind the closet.

Thursday, November 30, 2017