‘Replace British attire with Indian dress’ – Minister

India’s Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has appealed to universities across the country to replace their "British-inspired" convocation attire with traditional Indian clothes as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, reports the Press Trust of India.

Asserting that Gandhi advocated use of Khadi, Javadekar suggested that universities ask their students to come up with design options for traditional convocation attire. “I would like to urge all universities across the country that rather than going for British-inspired clothes for their convocation they should go for traditional Indian clothes. Universities can ask their students to come up with design options or can also refer to some designs posted on the human resource development ministry's website,” Javadekar said in a video message to universities.

In July 2015, the University Grants Commission had asked universities to consider using handloom fabric for ceremonial dresses being prescribed for special occasions like convocations. Following that, many institutions of higher education, including the Indian Institutes of Technology in Kanpur and Bombay, introduced traditional attire for convocation ceremonies.
Full report on The Economic Times site