For the past couple of years, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, have been hosting the India Conference, and have had distinct speakers such as Prithvi Raj Chavan, Sajjan Jindal, Kiran Bedi etc.
The 2016 edition of the conference, which talks about India In Transition - Opportunities and Challenges, will see an assemblage of people like Shashi Tharoor, Dr.Kamal Haasan, Chanda Kochhar, Karan Johar to name a few.
Also appearing at this conference, one of the very firsts representing the Indian fashion industry, will be Ms.Anita Dongre. She will be talking about her initiative Grassroot.
Grassroot is the diary of India's craft history. It chronicles and restores heirloom traditions from the heart of our villages and fashions them into contemporary tales. Collaborating closely with artisans and helping create better livelihoods, Grassroot is a tribute to the handcrafted traditions of India. It revives and sustains dying and forgotten crafts and weaving traditions by providing a consistent platform for artisans across India.
It is a cause very close to Anita's heart. She says "Grassroot has been a long cherished dream for me. I have always wanted to create a bridge between the crafts of India from our remotest villages and the global consumer. And I am glad that we have created a sustainable platform for the artisans”.