India ITME, India Post host Textile Philately event

India ITME, India Post host Textile Philately event

Roop Rashi Mahapatra, IA&AS, Textile Commissioner, Govt. of India, marks her presence at “Textile Philately” programme



International Textile Machinery Exhibitions Society (India ITME Society) – the 42-year-old
non-profit apex industry body – and India Post organised Textile Philately
& Interactive Programme with Roop Rashi Mahapatra, IA&AS, Textile
Commissioner, Government of India (GoI), on October 30, 2021.


ITME Society has always been on the fore front 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-together by
enabling the guests to enjoy grandeur of the iconic GPO heritage building.


program was jointly organized by India ITME Society and 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 authorised to sell United Nation


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.


ITME Society felicitated Swati Pandey for Winning 67th National Film Award for
Best Biographical Film “Elephants Do Remember”.


Mayekar, MD & CEO, Suvin, made a Presentation on “Roadmap for Ecosystem
development of textile engineering industry in India”.  The information shared by Mayekar was highly


captivating presentation by The Textile Commissioner, Roop Rashi Mahapatra,
IA&AS was the highlight of the program. 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 viewed the Textile
Philately Exhibition along with industry members & the students.


ITME Society has always strived to garner the best learning experience through
its 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 India.  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 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.


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.


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

Hari Shankar, Chairman India ITME Society, extended cordial welcome to all the dignitaries,
government officials, industry members, media, faculties & students, family
& friends to the distinctive evening organised by India ITME Society and
India Post.

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