Indian MoS Darshana Jardosh attends valedictory session at CITI GTC



On the concluding day of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry’s (CITI) third Global Textiles Conclave (GTC), Darshana Vikram Jardosh, minister of state for textiles and railways, was the guest of honour in the valedictory session. In her special address, she said that the event was held at an opportune time when India is presiding over G20 and there is an underlying opportunity for India to contribute towards matters of global importance, with textiles being one of those.

Speaking at the event, the minister also emphasised the need for businesses to constantly innovate their business models and supply chains by adopting new technologies to meet the emerging needs of many of its important markets. The minister congratulated CITI for organising the event and hoped that CITI would continue its work toward promoting sustainability in India, the organisation said in a press release.

Indian minister Darshana Vikram Jardosh emphasised India’s opportunity to contribute towards global issues including textiles at the GTC. CITI secretary general said that the fourth edition of GTC will be held in Ahmedabad in February 2024. SAG president Ripple Patel confirmed that associations like Assocham and SGCI will take part in the next GTC edition.

CITI chairman T Rajkumar thanked everyone for attending the event and appreciated the efforts of the Indian government in supporting the textile industry. He also congratulated all the winners of the CITI Textile Sustainability Awards for their outstanding performance and urged the Indian textile industry to adopt sustainable practices in the long run.

A vote of thanks was proposed by Rakesh Mehra, deputy chairman, CITI.

“The next edition of our annual event will be organised, along with the Spinners Association Gujarat (SAG) and other regional textile associations at Ahmedabad in the second week of February 2024,” said Chandrima Chatterjee, CITI secretary general after opening a curtain raiser for the upcoming fourth edition of the GTC.

SAG president Ripple Patel has confirmed that all the major textile associations of Gujarat like Assocham (Gujarat chapter) and SGCI will join hands to make the fourth edition of the GTC the ‘mega textile event’ of 2024. SAG is talking to various textile associations of Surat, Jetpur, Ahmedabad, and others and will share a formal invite shortly.

The third edition of the GTC took place from March 15-17, 2023, in Jaipur, India as part of CITI’s ongoing trade promotion initiatives. The theme of the event was ‘Strategies for Balancing Sustainability & Profitability in Textile Value Chain’. Fibre2Fashion was the digital partner for the event.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)


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