by Apparel Resources News-Desk
12-January-2019 | 2 mins read
The Ministry of Textiles organized the National Conclave, ‘Accomplishments And Way Forward For Textiles Sector’, following a first-of-its-kind fashion show in collaboration with the FDCI at Red Fort in Delhi, recently. The occasion also observed Ministry of Textiles Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, and the Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, conferring the ‘Threads of Excellence’ award on 17 textile industry stakeholders.
The awardees included key FDCI Board Members, as Rajesh Pratap Singh was lauded for designs defining simplicity and elegance while Rahul Mishra was awarded for his appreciative international presence representing Indian fashion. Added to the list was another FDCI designer, Aneeth Arora of péro, who received the award for sustainable designs, textile innovation and harnessing the power of India’s indigenous skills.
An evening before the event saw the Textile Minister honouring six Padma Shri and seven Sant Kabir awardees at the venue. At the same event, Sunil Sethi, President of FDCI, was conferred a Special Recognition Award for Promotion of Handicraft and Textile Design.
Sharing his excitement and gratitude for the recognition, he said, “I feel proud that the FDCI designers have been recognized and felicitated for their contribution to the industry. We are very grateful to the Textiles Ministry for making every effort to give fashion the respectability it deserves.”