You may remember the US envoy to India who celebrated India's Independence Day last year by leading a 'Saree Search' on Twitter, asking netizens to help her choose a saree to wear to Independence Day celebrations. MaryKay Carlson, the US Deputy Chief of Mission in Delhi, says she loves Indian sarees with their "vibrant colours" and "rich textile heritage". This year too, Ms Carlson has taken to Twitter to talk about sarees and to wish everyone a happy Independence Day.
In a video shared by the US Embassy India on Twitter, Ms Carlson talks about why she loves sarees and how, one year on, she has even taken to wearing sarees to work.
"I love Indian sarees, especially around Independence Day. They represent the vast culture, colour and diversity of this country," says Ms Carlson in her video. "Happy Independence Day," she ends her video by saying.
Watch the video below:
A year after #SareeSearch, DCM Carlson is celebrating Indian #IndependenceDay with her collection of 16 sarees. She loves them all, esp #Khadi & #Handloom- fabric that feels like freedom! To her, sarees represent the rich diversity of #IncredibleIndia. #WeWearCulture@smritiiranipic.twitter.com/O7bSLbwZHH- U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) August 10, 2018
Since being shared on August 10, the video has already collected almost 9,000 views and over a thousand 'likes'.
Ambassador of Thailand to India, Chutintorn Sam, also commented on the video to "agree wholeheartedly" with Ms Carlson's statement.
Agree wholeheartedly. Whereever we hail from, our culture is our heritage & immersing ourselves in this country's rich cultural heritage not only binds us with Bharat & its people, but also makes us see value in who we all are. Congrats on your wonderful collection.- Ambassador Sam (@Chutintorn_Sam) August 11, 2018
Meanwhile, here is what others had to say:
That was a fantastic independence day wish.. Say it with Saree...- Ramakrishnan Girish (@gikrish) August 11, 2018
Thank you !! You look so amazing in a saree and lovved your draping. Very impressive collection and knowledge.Sharing this across.- Veni La (@venidium22) August 11, 2018
For the Independence Day celebrations last year, Ms Carlson had worn a stunning red and green Kanjeevaram.
Independence Day 2018: India will celebrate its 72nd Independence Day on August 15.
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