‘INI Day’ celebrated at FDDI, Noida campus
On 5th August 2023, Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) celebrated ‘INI Day’ at its Noida campus.
As FDDI was declared “Institute of National Importance” vide Government of India gazette Notification No. 30, Ministry of Law & Justice (Legislative Department), New Delhi dated 5th August 2017, this date, i.e. 5th August has been considered for celebrating ‘INI Day (Enactment)’ of FDDI.
The event was attended by eminent industry experts including Mr. Motilal Sethi, Member- FDDI Governing Council (GC) & President, Indian Leather Goods Association (ILGA), Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Member- FDDI GC & President, Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA), Dr. Kumar Bijoy - Associate Director, Department of Distance and Continuing Education, University of Delhi, Mr. Dharmender Singh - Business Head at Gopsun Leather and Footwear Pvt., Ltd., Mr. Sanjeev Batra- General Manager, New Age Sibrama, Ms. Kiran Joshi - Sourcing Specialist, RS Lifestyle, Mr. Suman Nayak - Chief General Manager, Nippon Audiotronix Pvt., Ltd., Ms. Naveli Dixit - Assistant Buying Manager, Lenskart Solutions Pvt Ltd., Mr. Rishabh Shukla – Founder, Innocrazy Tech Services, Mr. Shashi Piyush - Category Head (Footwear/ Accessories/ Innerwear) Blackberry.
A large number of alumni attended this event.
Ms. Pragya Singh, Executive Director, FDDI, Banur campus, staff member of all the campuses of FDDI, media persons also attended the ‘INI Day’ celebration which was an inspiring confluence, honouring the legacy of FDDI and its pioneering contributions to the field of footwear design and production education in India.
Delivering the ‘Welcome Address’, Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director-FDDI said, “With great pleasure and with great pleasure and humility, I congratulate you all on this memorable day of life that marks a significant milestone in FDDI's journey of nurturing individuals to excel and contribute to the growth and development of various sectors, including fashion, leather, lifestyle, product design, and retail & fashion merchandise”.
The event served as a platform to celebrate FDDI's achievement and provide an opportunity for its students, alumni, industry leaders, and academic experts to come together and share their experiences, insights, and visions for the future.
FDDI has constantly demonstrated an unwavering commitment to fostering positive change, and its journey of more than past 35 years has been marked by remarkable achievement in the global educational landscape in the areas of footwear, leather, fashion, retail and management.
Throughout the day, attendees had the opportunity to witness a captivating exhibition showcasing the creative prowess of FDDI's students in footwear, fashion, product design, and retail management.
Additionally, the celebration included panel discussion on the topic "Prospects of Footwear, Leather Goods, Fashion & Retail Industry in India & FDDI's Role in Mission LiFE" which was moderated by Mr. Amit Verma, Sr. Manager, Placement. During this, the panelist which included prominent industry experts, provided valuable insights into the latest trends, techniques, and advancements in the concerned industry.
During the event, cultural performances and fashion shows also featured, highlighting the fusion of traditional and contemporary designs, and showcasing India's rich culture and heritage.
Delivering the ‘Vote of Thanks’, Mr. Pankaj Kumar Sinha, Secretary, FDDI said, “I extend special thanks to distinguished alumni who stand out from the crowd with their achievements and contributions. Your exceptional journey continues to inspire current and future generations present at the institution.”
The event was sponsored by Ayyappa Enterprises, Corporate Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Yes Bank, Imaginarium Solutions (I) Private Limited, K H Exports India Pvt. Ltd., BBK Shoes, Sibrama Newage Pvt. Ltd., Euphoric Innovation Pvt. Ltd., Althaf Shoes Pvt. Ltd., West Wood Wears (P) Ltd., Mochiko Shoes Pvt. Ltd., Star International Pvt. Ltd., Orion Conmerx Pvt. Ltd., Adroitech Information Systems Pvt. Ltd., Kannan Plastic Products Pvt. Ltd., - (HR), Innocrazy Tech Services Private Limited and HDFC Bank.