A Textile Philately & Interactive Programme with Roop Rashi Mahapatra, IA&AS, Textile Commissioner, Government of India, was jointly organised by India ITME Society and India Post recently. The programme, held recently at the iconic heritage building of General Post Office (GPO) in Mumbai was attended by several industry stalwarts and students.
India ITME Society has “always been on the forefront to support the industry with its out-of-the-box solutions and commitment towards quality service to the exhibitors. The initiatives have ascertained a cementing breakthrough in bringing back the business momentum,” the 42-year-old non-profit apex industry body said in a media release.
The programme was a first-of-its-kind get-together by enabling the guests to enjoy grandeur of the iconic GPO heritage building, which was built in 1913 and is modelled on Gol Gumbaz, Karnataka. Mumbai G.P.O. is one of the 5 Philatelic Bureaus in the country authorised to sell United Nation Stamp.
Swati Pandey, Postmaster General, India Post, enthusiastically spoke about her association with India ITME Society since the 40th year programme. Her scintillating presentation articulating the golden history of Indian culture and textiles encaptured in the postal stamps was unique and valuable, yet least known to many.
Avinash Mayekar, MD & CEO of Suvin made a presentation on ‘Roadmap for Ecosystem development of Textile Engineering Industry in India’. The information shared by him was highly applauded.
The captivating presentation by Textile Commissioner Mahapatra was the highlight of the programme. Her musings on ‘Nurture the Future’ charged the students by the quizzes and elucidated them on the in-depth knowledge of the textile industry. The Textile Commissioner’s office has posted the highlights of the event on its social media channels.
The Textile Commissioner viewed the Textile Philately Exhibition along with industry members and the faculties and students from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) and the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). The students were thrilled to interact one-on-one with the Textile Commissioner and said that it was one of the rarest kind of opportunities provided by India ITME Society.
“India ITME Society has always strived to garner the best learning experience through its ground-breaking programmes adding depth and elevating the student acquaintance who are the young minds of today and the responsible citizens of tomorrow. Continuing the unique series under the programme “Nurture the Future”, this was the third programme to bring together the industry, Government and academia for better synergy and growth of textile engineering industry in India,” the release added.