It's a wrap for Deepavali photo shoot

Members of Parliament (from left) Foo Mee Har, Joan Pereira, Jessica Tan, Cheryl Chan, Low Yen Ling, Indranee Rajah, Sim Ann, Tin Pei Ling, Cheng Li Hui and Josephine Teo were among the group of 16 female MPs who wore saris for a Tamil Murasu photo s
Members of Parliament (from left) Foo Mee Har, Joan Pereira, Jessica Tan, Cheryl Chan, Low Yen Ling, Indranee Rajah, Sim Ann, Tin Pei Ling, Cheng Li Hui and Josephine Teo were among the group of 16 female MPs who wore saris for a Tamil Murasu photo shoot ahead of Deepavali this Saturday.PHOTO: TAMIL MURASU

Ahead of Deepavali this Saturday, 16 women MPs wore saris of different colours and designs for a photo shoot outside Parliament House last Friday.

The idea was conceived by Tamil newspaper Tamil Murasu, which approached Senior Minister of State Indranee Rajah to get a group of her colleagues together for a photo in the run-up to the Festival of Lights.

Several MPs like senior ministers of state Josephine Teo, Amy Khor and Sim Ann were familiar with saris, having worn them to community events. For some of the newer MPs, it was their first time donning one.

The photos, published in Tamil Murasu yesterday, are a nod to Singapore's multiracial harmony where all festivals are celebrated.

SEE TOP OF THE NEWS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2016, with the headline 'It's a wrap for Deepavali photo shoot'. Print Edition | Subscribe