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India ITME, India Post host Textile Philately event

Nov 12, 2021
India ITME, India Post host Textile Philately event



India 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.


India 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.


The 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 Stamp.


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.


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


Avinash 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 applauded.          


The 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.


India 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.


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 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. 

S 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.