Celebration of National Unity Day at Apparel Exports Promotion Council (AEPC) Gurugram:

Wed, 2018-10-31

Press Release

 Celebration of National Unity Day at Apparel Exports Promotion Council (AEPC) Gurugram:
Union Minister of Textiles Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, inaugurated unity day celebrations on 31 Oct 2018 at Apparel House, Sector 44 Gurugram to commemorate 143 birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai  Patel.  The event was organized by Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and attended by the garment exporters, textiles associations, students of Apparel Training and Design Center (ATDC and the officials of Ministry of Textiles.
In celebration of  dedicating  ‘Statue of Unity’ to the nation  by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of  India,  the union Textiles Minister  has unveiled a  27  ft  long “fabric of unity” – Many weaves one identity”  to symbolize unity in  diversity  of Indian textiles and role of textiles in  freedom struggle and national integration.
 The union Minister recalled Statesmanship of Sardar Patel and his historic role in unification of India. She urged everyone to cherish the value and vision of Sardar Patel for a stronger and powerful India.  The Honble Minister administered pledge to the participants and flagged off the unity march in memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Speaking at the event Shri 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. 
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 eco system. In the words of our Honorable Prime Minister, Sardar Patel formulated solutions one by one, weaving the warp and weft of unity on the axis of a single thread.”  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”