Two people in the textile industry were honoured by the Textile Association of India (TAI) Saturday for their contribution to the growth of the industry.
Chandran was presented with the life-time achievement award for service in the industry while Jayavarthanavelu got the industrial excellence award for his contribution to the field of machinery.
Presenting the award during the two-day 74th All India Textile Conference on 'Global Textiles, the Way Forward', president of TAI T K Sengupta said the association aimed at promoting the use of scientific knowledge in the field ranging from fibre to garment and implementing programmes of continued education in the textile technology management.
Felicitating the awardees, managing director of Thiagarajar Mills Karumuthu T Kannan said there was an immediate need for an institute to train textile managers, as the industry was not getting textile graduates who preferred other jobs.
In his address, president of Tirupur Exporters Association Raja M Shanmugham said Tirupur, the knitwear hub of the country, struggled over the last few years to make Rs 45,000-crore business, both exports and domestic, last year and aimed to touch Rs one lakh crore by 2022, if not the targeted 2020.
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