Smriti Irani: Technical textile is the next big segment
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is working towards introducing technical textiles as an academic subject in the near future.
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
The field of technical textiles, which involves production and design of textiles for use in industries other than apparel and decoration, is going to be the next big thing in the future and the Textiles Ministry is making efforts to utilise its potential to the fullest, said Smriti Irani, the Union Textiles Minister, while speaking at the convocation of the first batch of students graduating from NIFT Srinagar. She said that National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will work towards introducing technical textiles as an academic subject in the near future.
Smriti Irani mentioned that the first batch of NIFT Srinagar had added a golden page to this instituteâ€™s rich history. She further added that the Government had decided to allocate Rs 300 billion to Jammu and Kashmir as a part of the J&K Industrial Policy. She urged the students to make use of this and work hard with the training that NIFT has imparted to them.
The Minister of State of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju, who was also present at the convocation function, added that it is students who play a major role in defining and portraying the soft power and image of a country and that the alumni of NIFT will play pioneering roles in this direction.