Due to the pandemic, this year will be the first time in the history of Gujarat that there will be no garba during Navratri.
Fashion design students from Institute Of Design & Technology in Surat have designed a custom Covid-friendly Garba outfit, made of Polypropylene Fabric approved by SITRA. The young students crafted a 'Covid Garba' look using hand painting and mirror work as embellishments and designed a 2-layer fully protected couple's dress on PPE Jumpsuits with masks, dandiya sticks and disposable covers.
As garba is banned this year, the outfits will be gifted to Covid Care Volunteers of Civil Hospital, Surat. The initiative was taken to show gratitude to the artisans who have worked diligently to earn their living during this pandemic.