Smriti Zubin Irani unveils 'Fabric of Unity'
A pparel Export promotion council had organised 'Fabric of Unity', an event to celebrate Indian Textiles, an embodiment of National integrity of the country. The event was graced by Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, Government of India along with HKL Magu, Chairman, AEPC at Apparel House.
EC members of AEPC, officials from Ministry of textiles and senior representatives from the textiles councils and associations, representatives from brands, ETI, ATDC students, NGOs working in this sector were also present at the event.
'Rashtriya ekta diwas' is observed every year across India on October 31, to commemorate the birth anniversary of the 'Iron man of India' – Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Observance of this day provides an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity, and security of our country.
Speaking at the event HKL Magu, Chairman, AEPC said, "Indian textiles have played an important role in the Indian freedom movement and what can be a better example of Unity in diversity than the Indian textile heritage. The 'Fabric of Unity' is an event to celebrate this. Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi regarded Khadi as the material embodiment of an ideal' that represented freedom on one hand and a feeling of self-reliance and economic self-sufficiency on the other."
Further adding, he said, "This year happens to be AEPC's 40th year of service for promoting Apparel exports around the world. We feel proud to be working on some very important initiatives to promote inclusion and sustainable apparel ecosystem. In the words of Prime Minister, Sardar Patel formulated solutions one by one, weaving the warp and weft of unity on the axis of a single thread."
Talking about the significance of this day, he stated, "AEPC celebrates this day to reaffirm our belief in the strength of Indian Textiles to bring together the most diverse cultures and traditions of India."
The event saw the unveiling fabric of unity, taking of the unity pledge and unity march from Apparel House.
Congratulating the AEPC team after unveiling the Fabric of Unity, Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Textiles said, "AEPC has organized this Fabric of Unity event in which industry, workers, and volunteers took the pledge to work for the betterment of the nation.In continuation to this spirit of the Unity Pledge – to contribute to the nation-building as a unified entity, AEPC can take this concept of Fabric of Unity forward by showcasing the rich history of the diverse fabric and textiles traditions of India at AEPC premises."