US Charge d'Affaires MaryKay Carlson wanted to celebrate India's 71st Independence Day wearing a saree. But given the variety of sarees India offers, it became a tricky issue for her. Carlson had taken to Twitter to decide on the saree that she would wear on 15 August. For over a month, she used the hashtag #SareeSearch to tweet out a number of videos and photos of her sarees.
— MaryKay Loss Carlson (@USAmbIndia) August 12, 2017
Finally, she narrowed down her choice to four sarees — Jamdani, Dupion, Kanjeevaram and Tussar. Then, she created a Twitter poll, which was taken by nearly 2,000 users, to help her make the final decision.
On Tuesday, the diplomat took to Twitter to finally reveal the saree chosen by Twitterati — Tamil Nadu's popular Kanjeevaram saree.
— MaryKay Loss Carlson (@USAmbIndia) August 15, 2017
And Twitterati was united in praising Carlson for her gesture:
कितनी सुंदर लग रही है आप साड़ी में मैडम — विनय कुमार सिंह (@vinay_singh21) August 15, 2017
Thank You Ma'am for the kind gesture! !!☺ you look beautiful in this attire.
— Darshan (@ddpandya) August 15, 2017
You Look Beautiful in Kanjeevaram Saree .. Happy Independence Day — Kapil Naren (@kapilnaren) August 15, 2017
Magnificent mam. You look great in the saree. 🙏
— Hari (@harikiranreddyg) August 15, 2017
Wow... Looking so beautiful mam.. Adorable..💖💖💖💖💖💖👌👌👌👌👌 — Poornima Jain (@PoornimaJain10) August 15, 2017
— Skipper (@SeaSkipper) August 15, 2017
Updated Date: Aug 15, 2017 13:14 PM