A day after hosting the historic ‘Artisan Speak’ fashion event at the Red Fort, the Ministry of Textiles recognised and awarded weavers, artisans, designers and others who have contributed to the promotion of textiles and Indian craft globally. At an event titled ‘Accomplishments And Way Forward For Textiles Sector’, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu conferred the ‘Threads of Excellence’ award on 17 people from the textiles sector. Designers Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Aneeth Arora and Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) President Sunil Sethi were among the awardees from the fashion fraternity.