Known for her love for Indian textiles, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrived in Parliament for the Union Budget presentation wearing a traditional temple border saree .
In a report by ANI, Temple sarees are usually made of cotton, silk or a mix and worn for special occasions. Sitharaman opted for the red temple saree with black border and intricate golden work on Budget day. The beautiful saree also featured a star-like design.
The colour we choose to wear on an important day can speak volumes about the message we are trying to convey. Red symbolises love, commitment, strength and bravery. According to Hindu culture, red is often connected with Goddess Durga, the epitome of female strength and power.
With a red digital tablet in hand, Sitharaman looked classic and elegant as she posed for photographs in front of the Ministry of Finance, Central Secretariat on Wednesday morning. She completed her simple look with a small bindi and gold bangles.
Sitharaman has been seen actively promoting traditional handlooms especially after she took charge as the Finance Minister in 2019. Her sartorial choice from the current and previous budget sessions proves that she is a staunch supporter of handwoven fabrics.