Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Tuesday took a landmark step in giving support to Indian traditional dresses as he penned a letter to Lucknow’s renowned Mahomed Bagh Club (MB Club), located in the Cantonment region of the state capital, asking him to make necessary changes to the ‘dress code’.
The Governor asked the officials to call for an immediate meeting of all the concerned officials and take the initiative as soon as possible. He also ordered them to inform him after making the changes to the dressing pattern for the entry into the club.
The Governor also sent set a copy of the letter to Dr. Maulana. Kalbe Sadiq. It is to be known, on the day of foundation day celebration of Ishwar Child Welfare Foundation, September 12, Dr. Sadik wasn’t allowed to enter the MB Club premises as he didn’t go there in the dress code. Taking the issue seriously, Ram Naik has penned a letter to MB Club Secretary demanding proper explanation over the same.
The Governor, citing the previous letter sent by MB Club which clarified that time to time according to the current fashion the dress code of the club is reformed and jeans and collared t-shirts were included in the dress code in one of the reforms, asked the authorities that the time has come to include Indian traditional dresses to the dress code.
Well, the Governor Ram Naik also looked a little upset with the behavior with the Muslim religious leader Dr. Sadik as he claimed that actually the MB Club is following the same dress pattern which the Englishmen imposed on us. And when the traditional dresses are allowed even in the Parliament, Legislative Assemblies and government celebrations, how can a club restrict people, following Indian traditions, from entering the premises.
Well, as the UP Governor has now intervened into the matter, we can expect swift action over the same.