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TAI organises International Textile conference

The Textile Association (India) (TAI), Mumbai Unit organized International Textile Conference on “Make in India – Global Vision of Indian Textile Industry” on December 1 and 2 at the The Lalit hotel, Mumbai. The conference received an overwhelming response.

C. Bose, President, TAI, Mumbai Unit welcomed the chief guest, Ujjwal Uke, IAS, Principal Secretary (Textiles), Government of Maharashtra and key note speaker R. D. Udeshi, President-Polyester Chain, Reliance Industries Limited. He also welcomed the awardees, speakers, press, media and delegates.

In his inaugural address, Ujjwal Uke, the chief guest emphasised that the industry and government should work hand-in-hand to achieve the super ordinate goals of the Make in India campaign. He emphasised on positive vision by both industries and individual for the future growth of the country.

Giving the highlights, V. C. Gupte, chairman TAI, Mumbai Unit and convener of the conference said that ‘Make in India’ campaign aims to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure in India. The textile sector is one of major thrust areas planned in this mission providing growth drivers, FDI, investment and employment opportunities. He said that TAI’s Mumbai Unit thought of bringing national as well as international thought makers to give their views for the success of its Make in India campaign.

In his keynote address, R. D. Udeshi highlighted the comparative advantages and competitive strengths of India as fast emerging economy. He pointed out fibre base, modern technologies under the TUFs scheme and thrust on technical textiles. He remarked that the industries should avail of the opportunities to the best advantages to excel in the international competitive environment.

The Mumbai unit of the TAI has set a precedent of felicitating the textile professionals for their outstanding contribution in the field of textile industry. In this Conference, the Mumbai unit of the TAI felicitated chairman Jayantibhai Jariwala, chairman & managing director Colourtex Industries Pvt. Ltd. and G. T. Dembla, hairman, Precision Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. with The Lifetime Achievement Awards.