Community support group Indian Ladies UK (ILUK) is organising a unique ‘bazaar’ in London to celebrate the achievements of Indian women within the UK.
The India Bazaar is scheduled to run from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, October 15, at the Camden Centre, Judd Street, in Kings Cross.
Stalls on the day will showcase a wide variety of products and services unique in Indian character – from dance to Ayurveda to handicrafts, textiles and cuisine from different parts of India. There will be face painting and Diya (lights) making workshop for the kids.
ILUK member and event organiser Poonam Joshi said: ‘’India Bazaar is a unique opportunity for first generation migrant Indian women in the UK. “It will be open to all nationalities and we expect a footfall of more than 500 people over the course of the day. There will be many different concessions and stalls promoting the various states of India manned and promoted by Indian migrants in the UK.”
The event will also feature the first ever musical dance performance of the Indian mythological epic ‘Ramayana’ staged and performed entirely by a cast of women actors.
It will be further supported by a string of prominent organizations, including the Indian High Commission of India, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Lebara Mobile, Zee TV, among others.
“ILUK was established in 2015 and began its life as a social media group aimed at connecting and empowering ts members – helping migrant women find their feet in a new country,” added Poonam.
“The group has since become the largest community group of its kind in the UK and its services were acknowledged by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Britain in November 2015.
“We have connected thousands of migrant Indian women in their areas locally and helped the vulnerable women whether it’s a domestic violence issue or immigration or spouse abandonment.”
ILUK members vary from stay-at-home mothers to professionals in IT, finance, tourism, education and entertainment. They represent a collective of more than 13,000 first generation Indian migrant women living in the UK.
The group has also been active in taking up initiatives to help Indian citizens. Recently more than 30 ladies carried out a skydiving fundraiser from 13,000 ft generating more than £4000 for Indian farmers.
For more information on the Bazaar visit the webpage https://www.facebook.com/
INDIA Bazaar’s link is https://www.facebook.com/ev