India’s Textile Commissioner marks her presence at “Textile Philately” presented by India ITME Society & India Post

India ITME Society 42 year old non profit apex industry body & India Post organised Textile Philately & Interactive Programme with Ms. Roop Rashi Mahapatra, IA&AS, Textile Commissioner, Govt. of India on  October 30, 2021.

By guest author Seema Srivastava, Executive Director India ITME Society

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India ITME Society has always been on the forefront to support the Industry with its out of box solutions & commitment towards quality service to the Exhibitors. The initiatives have ascertained a cementing breakthrough in bringing back the business momentum & program was a first of its kind get-to-gether by enabling the guests to enjoy grandeur of the iconic GPO heritage building.

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The programme was jointly organised by India ITME Society & India Post at the iconic Heritage G.P.O. 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 authorized to sell United Nation Stamp.

Ms. Swati Pandey, Postmaster General, India Post, enthusiastically spoke about her association with India ITME Society since the 40th Year program. Her scintillating presentation articulating the golden history of Indian Culture & textiles encaptured in the postal stamps was unique & valuable, yet least known to many.

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India ITME Society felicitated Ms. Swati Pandey for Winning 67th National Film Award for Best Biographical Film “ELEPHANTS DO REMEMBER”.

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Mr. Avinash Mayekar, MD & CEO Suvin made a Presentation on “Roadmap for Ecosystem development of Textile Engineering Industry in India.”  The information shared by Mr. Mayekar was highly applauded.

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The textile Commissioner viewed the Textile Philately Exhibition along with Industry members & the students.

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The captivating presentation by The Textile Commissioner, Ms. Roop Rashi Mahapatra, IA&AS 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 have posted the highlights of the event on their Social Media channels.

India ITME Society has always strived to garner the best learning experience through it’s ground-breaking programs adding depth & 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 a third gambit to bring together Industry, Government & Academia for better synergy and growth of Textile Engineering Industry of our nation.  This initiative not only facilitated an exposure to textile policy and workings of the government but also set forth an opportunity for students to interact with Ms. Roop Rashi Mahapatra, Textile Commissioner. The faculties & students from VJTI & NIFT were thrilled to interact one-on-one with the Textile Commissioner. They said this is one of its rarest kind of opportunity bestowed by India ITME Society.

The evening also included a tour of the Heritage GPO Building for the students giving them a memorable experience which otherwise would have been impossible to explore, the Textile Philately Exhibition showcasing rich textile heritage encaptured in Postal stamps and a personalized stamp at the My Stamp Activity counter… a souvenir of the evening to take away.

The evening was well attended by industry stalwarts Mr. Vikas Sharan, Director, India Operations – Saurer Group;  Mr. Surjit Singh Mahajan, Director – Staubli India; Niraj Thakkar, Director, Precitex; Mr. Sameer Kulkarni, Managing Director, ITEMA Weaving (India) Pvt Ltd.; Mr. Navin Agrawal, Vice President ATE; Mr. Ashol Pal, Vice President (Sales & Marketing) Indian Card Clothing; Dr. Sujata Saxena Director ICAR-CIRCOT; Mr. Sanjiv Lathia, Past Chairman India ITME Society; Mr. Dhijen Mehta, Vice President, India ITME Society; Mr. N. K. Brahmachari, Steering Committee Member, India ITME Society and very senior India ITME Society committee member Mr. R Anand. Many Officials from the Textile Commissioner’s Office & India Post graced the program. The evening was enriched by the presence of Mr. Madhukar Pandey, Additional Director General, State Economic Offences Wing & Mr. Alok Ranjan Mahapatra, Vice President, Sterlite Technologies Ltd. 

Mr. S. Hari Shankar, Chairman India ITME Society extended cordial welcome to all the Dignitaries, Govt. Officials, Industry Members, Media, Faculties & Students, Family & Friends to the distinctive evening organized by India ITME Society & India Post.