TEXPROCIL, the first Export Promotion Council set up in India in the year 1954, and responsible for promoting exports of cotton textile celebrated the achievements of its member exporters at the Annual Awards function held at the Hotel President, Mumbai recently. The Awards function was organized in association with ICICI Bank – a leading private sector bank in India.

The Council is the international face of Indian textiles, a one point stop for those who wish to source textiles from India. It has 2500 members who are engaged in the exports of cotton textiles including yarns, fabrics and home textiles including made ups.

Every year the Council recognizes the role played by exporters by giving out awards in different categories. This year the Council distributed sixty one awards in thirty three different categories, including the coveted Platinum trophy for the highest global exports. The Council presented Special Achievement Awards on the basis of a company’s significant achievement such as branding of new products development new markets with special focus on non-traditional markets improvement in quality standards or adoption of best industry practices including organic and fair trade practices etc. during the year 2020 and 2021.

Recognizing the role played by MSME units in India and given that the growth of MSMEs is one of the many thrust areas of the government, Texprocil honored the companies contributing to employment growth by presenting Awards in three categories viz. for the overall highest employment generation, highest women employment generation and highest employment generated by MSME Units.

TEXPROCIL Export Awards 2020-2021

The Award function opened with the performance of a Ganesh Vandana and the traditional lighting of the lamp which was lit by Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, who was also the Chief Guest at the event. Also present at the lighting was the Textile Commissioner, Roop Rashi.

Manoj Kumar Patodia, Chairman, Texprocil in his opening remarks congratulated all the award winners for taking advantage of opportunities that came their way to emerge leaders in their respective line of businesses during the year 2020-21. Despite the challenges brought by a slow global demand and intense price pressures they stood their mark by undertaking vigorous marketing efforts.

Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles later distributed the awards for excellence in exports of yarns, fabrics and home textiles as well as the Awards for highest employment generated. Leading textile companies like Welspun Global Brands Ltd., Trident Ltd., Vardhman Textiles Ltd., Indo Count Industries Ltd., Himatsingka Seide Ltd., Nahar Spinning Mills Ltd., Arvind Ltd., Loyal Textiles Mills Ltd., Lahoti Overseas Ltd., Premier Mills Pvt. Ltd., Manjeet Cotton Pvt. Ltd., Kapoor Industries Ltd., Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd., among others were some of the recipients of the coveted TEXPROCIL Export Awards.

In her speech, Roop Rashi, Textiles Commissioner said that as we move ahead in the ‘New Era’ the industry needs to alter thinking and in their pursuit of success undertake efforts to achieve ‘excellence’ and ‘perfection’. Along with highlighting the support extended by the government to the textile sector, Madam Rashi also appealed to the industry to remain committed and set higher goals so as to strengthen India’s presence in the global map of textiles.

In his speech, Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles said the time is right to focus more on value addition in order to achieve the growth being targeted in the textile sector. Singh was pleased to acknowledge the fact that a lot of Indian companies are undertaking initiatives like sustainability, circularity, recycling demanded by the world. Along with congratulating the award winners, Secretary, Textiles appealed to them to get going despite the tough times prevailing in the sector. Sunil Patwari, Vice Chairman of Texprocil then proposed a Vote of Thanks.