The Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) celebrated 'Traditional Day' on Saturday. It was a day for showcasing the diversity of Indian culture and traditional attires. The whole campus radiated with remarkable colours and traditional uniqueness. Students as well as faculty members came in Indian traditional dresses which included ethnic attires from the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kashmir, Tamil Nadu etc.
Principal BSSS, Dr. Fr. John PJ, emphasized the importance of keeping the Indian traditions alive for the posterity. He also stressed on the importance of tradition as it makes us acquainted with our rich cultural heritage; be it in the form of our dresses, rituals, traditions, customs, language and food habits; but also that it supports new creativity because tradition and innovation are complimentary to each other. The celebrity guest for the occasion was Aparajita Sharma, 2011 Femina Miss India finalist, who also won the Ms. Congeniality Award. In her address she admired the youthful energy of BSSSites and said that the need of the day is to be energetic, smart, updated and innovative in one's approach towards life.
The program comprised of vibrant dance performances by students showing the cultural diversity of our country. It also included ramp walk by the students in three rounds. Students used their creativity to wear unique traditional dresses and accessories on the occasion. Some students also attempted to imitate the style statements of famous Bollywood stars such.
The judges Mumtaz Khan, Ritu Mehta and Dr. Lila Simon gave their judgement based on the criteria of Ethnic wear, Confidence, Personality, Uniqueness and Presentation. Miss Traditional was Rupali Malviya and Mr. Traditional was Sufian Khan.