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Budget 2024 – Nirmala Sitharaman’s Handwoven Blue Silk Kantha Saree Steals the Show

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On the auspicious morning of February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman graced the stage with both fiscal prowess and sartorial grace to present the eagerly awaited budget for the fiscal year 2024-25. Making a statement beyond numbers and allocations, Sitharaman adorned herself in a stunning bright blue and beige silk kantha work saree, showcasing a perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

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Sitharaman’s choice of attire not only caught the eye for its vibrant hues but also symbolized cultural richness, promoting indigenous craftsmanship. The handwoven silk saree, sourced from local artisans across the nation, reflected the Finance Minister’s commitment to supporting traditional weavers and showcasing India’s rich textile heritage.


Complementing the ensemble was a bold red docket, adding a touch of authority to the overall look. Sitharaman’s appearance not only commanded attention but also conveyed a message of cultural pride and endorsement for local artisans and handloom weavers.

This marked the sixth consecutive year for Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the Union Budget, a historic milestone placing her alongside Morarji Desai as the only second Finance Minister in India’s history to present the budget for six consecutive years.

Beyond the financial intricacies of the budget, Sitharaman’s choice of attire subtly emphasized the significance of cultural heritage and sustainable practices. Her dedication to steering the nation’s economy is accompanied by a commitment to promoting indigenous handwoven fabrics, adding a unique dimension to her role.

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Nirmala Sitharaman’s style statement serves as a testament to her multifaceted role – not only as a custodian of the nation’s finances but also as a symbol of cultural pride and support for local craftsmanship.

What are your thoughts on Sitharaman’s blue saree for Budget 2024 day?

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