Indian Textiles: Global Focus – Fiber to Fashion

The Textile Association (India) – Madhya Pradesh Unit established in the year 1945 and now having more than 1700 strong membership. After the enormous success during 1956, 1984, 1977, 1991, 2009 & 2016, The Textile Association (India) – M.P. Unit has successfully hosted 76th All India Textile Conference at Indore on the theme “Indian Textiles: Global Focus – Fibre to Fashion” on 05th & 06th March, 2021 at Jall Auditorium, Indore. Despite of the impact of Corona pandemic situation in M.P. State, TAI – M.P. Unit hosted this conference successfully by following all precautions carefully and guidelines of Central/State Govt. The conference was attended by eminent businessmen and technical experts associated with the textile industry from across the country.

Conference on the day one 05-03-2021, started with the National Anthem and the prayer of Ganesh and the lighting of the Lamp. The dignitaries present on the occasion were Shri Shankar Lalwaniji, Member of Parliament and the Chairman of the Conference Committee; Dr. Ved Pratap Vedik renowned writer and expert of foreign policy matter; Upper Collector & Revenue Commissioner Shri Rajneesh Shrivastava; Shri Ashok Juneja, President, TAI Central; and Shri Ashok Veda, Vice-Chairman, TAI Central and others dignitaries.

Shri Ashok Juneja and Shri Ashok Veda welcomed Chief Guest of the Conference & Member of Parliament Shri Shankar Lalwaniji and Upper Collector & Revenue Commissioner Shri Rajneesh Shrivastava respectively,

Shri Ashok Juneja, in his speech mentioned that the textile industry is the second largest sector in the country after agriculture and about 45 million people are directly employed & whereas 110 million people are getting indirect employment through their associations with the industry. Further he said that many large groups are now investing in M.P. which will generate huge employment.

The First Session started with the inspirational speech of Dr. Arun Rishi focusing on the Total Quality People (TQP) with emphasis on people’s healthy life –style and clapping by hands.

Then it was followed by the presentation on “Commodity Future Exchange” by Mr. Badruddin Khan from MCX. It helped to know the aspects, need and types of the commodity exchange as expertise through his presentation about the concept of hedging.

The next presentation was give by the “Cotton Guru” Mr. Manish Daga on the Cotton Industry of India. He captivated our thoughts towards the important aspects like the quality, prices demand, yield and future of cotton in India, concluding with his quote. “Difficulties like a bag full of cotton are heavy for those who see it, and light for those who handle it”.

The next speaker was Mr. Kailash Agrawal, who engaged us in the history of cotton textile industry and his experience in the field of cotton grown in the State. It was continued by Mr. Ketan Sanghvi, President, ITME Society. He shared his experience of textile machinery industry as well and the role of ITME.

A presentation was delivered Mr. Vishal Londhe from Sedex, on the role of his company in extending various services in value chain management. Then Dr. Ved Pratap Vedic gave a briefing on the History of export and import of clothes, especially cotton clothes from India to other countries in ancient times.

The next informative session was by Dr. Ramesh Tewani on the effect of medicines on human body and guiding us to modify one’s life with healthy eating habits.

Moving towards the end of the event Mr. Ashok Pal, the Vice President of ICC mentioned the latest innovative developments in Card Clothing and helping the textile industry. Mr. Nilesh Trivedi, Assistant Director, MSME provided the knowledge about different Government Schemes for MSME Sector which was very useful information for the younger industrialists to grab the new opportunities.

The Last speaker of day one was Smt. Seema Mishra, who interacted with the audience by sharing her passion towards the Handloom industry in India.

The day one of the Conference concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Mr. V. P. Gupta.

Indore 06th March, 2021 (Day 2)
The All India Textile Conference 2021, day two commenced with the speech of Dr. Mahavir Jain, renowned Heart Specialist, who motivated all by stating the importance of staying healthy and also the ways to keep happy.

Conference continued with the lecture by Mr. Amit Choudhary on Human Rights and shared about the Schemes and Policies of UNO for the welfare of Labour sector. He also advised the Industry about the implementation of various policies, which are required by importers before placing orders.

Next speaker of the day was Mr. S. Pal, Director M.P. Locations, Vardhman Group and President, TAI M. P. Unit. He appraised about the human relations aspect and the social welfare schemes for the welfare of workers in the textile industry.

An informative session was taken by CA Mr. Sunil Jain, who showered on us his knowledge of GST related policies and their implications in the near future.

A presentation was then made by Mr. Grish Patvardhan, Labour Law Consultant on the new Labor Codes passed by the Parliament and which are likely to be implemented shortly.

Mrs. Seema Mishra took the opportunity to address all more about Handlooms, its history, the present State of Handloom Industry, India and the Handloom Cluster at Kasrawad.

The next lecture was by Dr. P. N. Mishra who interacted with the audience through his speech, with reference to Mahabharat and Ramayan. He related the epics with the management of an individual or our organization. He also stated the relevance and importance of these epics in one’s life through his speech based on his own life experiences of life examples.

The last speaker of day 2 was Mr. Kamlesh Bhandari, who apprised us not only about the achievements of our textile industry but also revealed the failures and draw backs of our textile industry. He stated the difference between being a Manager and the Entrepreneurs with some examples, which encourage one to be an Entrepreneurs and not only a Manager.

On behalf of the Textile Association (India) awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Shri V. P. Gupta. Also ‘Excellence Award’ has been awarded to Ashok Juneja, National President, TAI Central and Shri Ashok Veda, Vice Chairman, TAI Central by the hands of chief guest Shri Shankar Lalwaniji which was a historic membranes moment for all.

Conference Souvenir/Proceedings have been released by the Chief Guest along with the other dignitaries.

Smt. Vijaya Jain, having a great personality was the Conference Anchor, who has conducted the entire conference in decent Hindi.

Lastly Mr. Ashok Veda thanked everyone, who has devoted their time and energy to make the Conference successful. He also thanked all the Sponsors, Supporters, Speakers & Delegates for their support with a very warm and grateful gesture.

After the end of conference, to boost the textile industry, an entertainment program of Fashion Show was organized coordinated by Dr. Dipesh Agarwal, Hon. Joint Secretary, TAI – M.P. Unit and G. C. Member which was the showcase of beautiful Indian garments, apparels along with Indian Handloom Culture was presented.

Overall 76th All India Textile Conference was organized with a grand success and everyone has appreciated about the conference and hospitality. Mr. Ashok Veda and his entire organizing committee were thanked for accepting the challenge of organizing the conference under the impact of a Corona pandemic situation.