Shri Anand Sharma the Union Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles has asked fresh graduates of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to embrace the traditional knowledge of design in their work and keep their connect with ethics and ethos alive.
“Our country is a rich nation in terms of tradition and old practices of design NIFT students and faculty have to adopt and take this forwarded as a responsibility” he said at the convocation ceremony at the NIFT.
The Minister congratulated the NIFT for completing 25 years. The fresh batch of graduates and post-graduates from class of 2011 were awarded Degrees in the Convocation Ceremony by the Textiles Minister. Board of Governors of NIFT and distinguished experts from the industry were also present on the occasion.
Shri Sharma said that, Indian fashion Industry is still evolving but surely it has made its mark. “It has been a long journey and need is to keep creating hopes and harvesting dreams”. Minister lauded NIFT efforts is preserving and propagating the traditional arts and crafts of India at local and regional level.
Ms. Monika S. Garg the Direct General of NIFT while addressing the gathering said that, “NIFT is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises an approach of knowledge transfer, here academic strategy embraces internationalism and facilitate an invigorating thought- process which is multidisciplinary and dynamic.”