Indian Ministry of Textiles under the leadership of Union Textiles Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani and Minister of State, Ajay Tamta, presented a curtain raiser event of ‘Textiles India 2017’ – positioned as the first ever global B2B textile and handicrafts fair in India at Crafts Museum in New Delhi, India on April 18.
Speaking on the occasion of curtain raiser, the Union Textiles Minister said that the spectrum of Indian textiles is extremely diverse and its history is world-renowned. She added that 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, she said the 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.”
The evening saw the presence of political dignitaries, ambassadors of textile partner countries, industrialists, industry associations, leading fashion and media houses.
It may be mentioned here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Textiles India, which is to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from June 30.