Kaifi Azmi was a colossus of our times who marched across our nation’s canvas of art and culture. He was a rare poet who practiced what he preached and worked to empower Mijwan a tiny village in Eastern UP where he was born.
From his tireless commitment to the betterment of his village, rose his passionate determination to ensure a right to education for every child. He believed India can make real progress only when the girl child is placed at the center of development and is guaranteed equal opportunity to education health and employment. From a village frozen in time ,Mijwan has been transformed into a model village.
This year on the 4th April 2015, as we celebrate the 5th year of the Annual Mijwan
fashion show by Manish Malhotra, our theme -MIJWAN - THE LEGACY epitomizes the continuing realization of Kaifi Saab’
s vision and the wonderful legacy of hope and empowerment for the assured future of all, particularly the underprivileged.
This is the legacy bestowed upon us. This is the legacy we must nurture, celebrate and fulfill.In Kaifi Sahebs words
Koi tto sood chukaye
Koi tto zimma ley
Us inquilab ka
Jo aaj tak udhaar sa hai...
His daughter Shabana Azmi has been carrying forward her father's dream and in turn her goddaughter Namrata Goyal continues to help in its realization. It is only befitting that this year’s show will have parent child couples from the Film Industry walk the ramp for the empowerment of the girlchild. Jaya and Abhishek Bachchan, Javed and Farhan Akhtar, Anil and Sonam Kapoor are a few legacy pairs that will be walking the ramp for the show.