Textiles minister, Smriti Zubin Irani and minister of state for textile, Ajay Tamta, presented a curtain raiser event of ‘Textiles India 2017’, the first ever global B2B textile and handicrafts fair in India at Crafts Museum in New Delhi, yesterday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Textile India scheduled to be held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat from June 30.
Speaking on the occasion, Irani said that the spectrum of Indian textiles is extremely diverse and its history is world-renowned. She said Textiles India 2017 holds the promise of becoming a landmark annual trade event for the Indian textiles and garment industry at the global level. With this curtain raiser, ministry is celebrating the significant achievements of India’s textile industry and the enormous promise of spectacular growth over the next few years. Irani also applauded the community which manufactures the diverse fabrics, apparel and textiles in the country and creates handcrafted brilliance for the world to experience.
Textiles secretary Rashmi Verma and other senior officials too were present on the occasion. The event witnessed an inspiring experience of the major strands of the textile story of India, as represented by the leading crafts persons and fashion designers of the country.
The presentation was a celebration of the textiles and handicrafts of the country, bringing to the fore the inspiring vision of the Prime Minister – “From Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Factory, Factory to Fashion, Fashion to Foreign.”
Political dignitaries, ambassadors of textile partner countries, industrialists, industry associations, leading fashion and media houses were also present at the event.
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