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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the inauguration ceremony of the Textiles India 2017, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on June 30, 2017.

Narendra Modi inaugurated Textiles India 2017

GandhiNagar:1/7/17:The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi  inaugurated Textiles India 2017, India’s first ever mega textiles trade fair, being held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Addressing the gathering at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, the PM said that based on Make in India, the textile industry is being infused with the mantras of ‘skill,scale,speed’ & ‘zero-defect, zero-effect’. The PM said that the textile sector offers significant employment opportunities, it being the second largest employer after agriculture. The Prime Minister expressed the hope that Textiles India 2017 helps familiarize global & Indian leaders with India’s enabling policy environment, strengths & vast opportunities. Addressing the gathering, the Union Textiles Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani said that history will be created in the field of textiles today, with the success of this mega event. The Minister said that Textiles India 2017 gives fillip to Honourable Prime Minister’s dream of Make in India. She said that besides seeking to engage participants in coversations leading to strategic partnerships that encourage investments, the mega event seeks also to bring together leaders in the global textile value chain together on one platform, to envision a glorious future for the Indian textiles industry. She informed that global citizens from 106 countries, 15,000 Indian buyers and sellers, 2,500 international buyers, international delegates and representatives and artisans and weavers who enthrall us with their craft have come together under one roof on this occasion.


Smt. Irani said that Textiles India 2017 brings together textiles, traditions and technology. She said it compliments the Prime Minister’s desire to strengthen the entire Indian textile value chain, comprising the journey of Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Fabric, Fabric to Fashion and Fashion to Foreign.

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