'26th National Convention of Textile Engineers'


26th National Convention of Textile Engineers

Release of souvenir

The Madhya Pradesh State Centre of the IEI in association with M P Council of Science & Technology organized the Twenty-sixth National Convention of Textile Engineers during February 02-03, 2013, at Bhopal. The Chief Guest, Dr P K Verma, Director General, M P Council of Science & Technology inaugurated the Convention by garlanding portrait of Sir M Visvesvaraya and lighting the lamps along with other dignitaries present on the occasion. Dr Verma congratulated the Centre for selecting such an apt topic for deliberation. In his inaugural address, Dr Verma, recalled the fact that clothes are one of our basic requirements and citations in support of the same can be found in Vedic literatures. To flourish in this trade we need to master the art of blending of fibres and at the same time we need to ensure that the end-products are bio-degradable added Dr Verma. He also informed that our country, which boasts of large bio diversity, has huge potential in this area. Mr Sant Lal, Scientist-E & Director, Bureau of Indian Standards, Bhopal Branch Office and Mr Y K Gupta, General Manager, Madhya Pradesh State Office & State Level Co-ordinator (Oil Industry), Indian Oil Corporation, were the Guests-of-Honour on the occasion. Mr Arunchandra N Jariwala, Chairman, Textile Engineering Division Board of the Institution presided over the inaugural session and also delivered the Presidential Address. In his address Mr Jariwala heaved praises on the organizers for selecting a theme which addresses latest & emerging areas of Textile Engineering. He emphasized on the use of plasma technology which in turn will facilitate the use of other latest technologies like nano & bio technology. He also said that textile is not a separate industry and its development needs an interdisciplinary approach. Dr Jariwala informed that 16th & 17th Centuries witnessed predominance of Indian garments which were in demand in Europe. He also said that we just need to put in a little effort and with judicious and efficient use of emerging technologies, India is poised to become a leader in textile and apparel industries. Earlier, Dr Mukesh Arora, Chairman, of the Centre, delivered the welcome address and Mr Aniruddha Ghosh, Convener, 26th National Convention of Textile Engineers, elaborated the theme. Dr Navin Chand, Chief Scientist, CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal, delivered the Dr B K Chakrabarti Memorial Lecture on the theme ‘Coarse to Nano-fibre – A Journey of Natural Fibre’. A State-of-the Art lecture on the theme ‘New Fibres for Yarn and Fabric Development’, was also delivered on the occasion by Dr Abhijit Majumdar, Assistant Professor, Dept of Textile Technology, IIT, Delhi. On this occasion two eminent engineering personalities namely, Mr Rajeev Mehani, Vice President, Vardhaman Textile, Ludhiana (in absentia) and Prof Tapan Kumar Sinha, Head, Department of Textile Engineering, Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology & Science, Indore were felicitated in recognition of their eminence and contribution to the profession of Textile Engineering. The IEI Young Engineers Award in Textile Engineering Division for the year 2012-13 was presented to Mr C Vigneswaran, Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion Technology, P S G College of Technology, Coimbatore. Mr K K S Gautam, Honorary Secretary of the Centre proposed the Vote of Thanks. A National Seminar on the theme ‘Futuristic Fibres 2013’ was also organized concurrently as a part of the Convention.