Efforts should be made to preserve traditional wear
GOING TRADITIONAL: Institutions should organise events wherein the rich Indian culture can be focused on.
Innovation is what the youth today expects in order to enjoy life. There is a strong influence of western culture on Indian youth leading to a gradual decline in traditional wear. India signifies a place of cultural heritage as well as diversity. Youth who are the building blocks of nation should see that their interest in western culture is not exaggerated. Or the cultural legacy which we are showing today to the whole world remains as history tomorrow. There is no need o
f ‘Traditional Outfit Day’ in colleges until the step towards western culture satisfies some moral values.
College of Veterinary Sciences, Tirupati
Fashion remains in a state of flux. It changes from time to time. Magazines today are the trendsetters through their advertisements. Fashion is highly contagious. New ideas circulate in society soon. The posh tailors are constantly changing their patterns so as to keep themselves up to date. India today is like a mermaid, half-traditional and half-modern. Hence to preserve our traditional attires, it is highly commendable if the college managements introduce compulsorily and declare every Tuesday and Thursday as ‘traditional outfit day’ so as to preserve the fading traditional dresses of India.
C. Md. Erfan,
Principal, APSWRS Jr. College,
C. Belagal, Kurnool Dt.
Following tradition is a lifestyle for people. There is no need for a particular day for wearing traditional outfit as we have many festivals and days of importance. Instead of a separate day, the institutions can make it mandatory to wear traditional clothes on these days and preserve them. Fashion shows can be used as a tool to popularise traditional wear.
It is comfort and ease that should be our criterion while choosing our clothes and not mere fashion. We should never forget that clothes are for us and not vice-versa. My personal instinct says that there is no harm in changing fashions but too much of anything is bad. Also if youngsters treasure their denims and shirts then they should also respect the Indian traditional dresses. Blindly aping western culture will only lead to the degradation of our own rich culture. Educational institutions should organise cultural events wherein the rich Indian culture can be focused on.
Mega Study Circle, Hyderabad
Some one should take the responsibility of saving the noble Indian traditions. The desire to have a fresh look causes attraction towards western culture. But, it is the traditional Indian styles which have everlasting place among Indians. Any western fashion will only have temporary value. Let the individuals decide clothes they wear.
Bitra Eswara Kumar,
The passion for Western fashion definitely declines the traditional Indian wear. But we cannot expect all the students to be wearing traditional clothes as dressing is after all their own choice. If youngsters realise that traditional clothes fetch them dignity and respect then there won’t be any need to celebrate a ‘traditional outfit day’.
Indian culture, which is one of the oldest and richest cultures, is nowadays facing a serious threat as western culture is establishing its strong base and gradually wiping out the Indian culture. Fashion is an important aspect in every one’s life but it should be in the limits of Indian culture. So, definitely there should be a traditional outfit day in colleges so that we can say today’s generation has knowledge about their culture, traditions and their roots at least once in a week.
Our Indian tradition has been an all time respected one and it stands unique among the different traditions. But many students are getting carried away by the western culture being shown in the movies.
It is necessary to maintain our traditions while being on par with the changing fashion trends. On the other hand some students generally feel dressing up in modern way would fetch them a unique identity in an organisation which is not true .The idea of traditional day would be a welcome one if it not only stresses on the traditional way of dressing but also on the ethical values which are slowly disappearing.
Fashion itself is an ever-changing trend. Every three months, ensembles and outfits are paraded in fashion weeks at various metros where designers exhibit their creative works. Not realising that a rolling stone gathers no moss, youngsters spend a lot to catch up with the latest trends. Movies and ads add fuel to their burning enthusiasm. Their passion for western culture and fashion is causing a gradual decline in the respect to the traditional Indian wear. In my view, there should not be anything like a ‘Traditional Outfit Day’ once in a week in colleges. Doing so implies we are prioritising western wear over the traditional wear. Having a ‘Trendy Outfit Day’ once in a week can be a better idea.
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