Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida participated in the ‘Khadi Adi Sangam 2018’ (National Convention on Khadi and Tribes) as an ‘Institutional Partner’ which was held on 24th & 25th April 2018 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi.
It was an initiative taken by Incredible Transforming Charitable Foundation (ITCF) to propagate Gandhiji’s values, principles and his Khadi movement to make a difference in our community by making aware our society about the importance of Khadi.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by the Hon’ble Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr. Suresh Prabhu as the ‘Chief Guest’ and Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director, FDDI, Mr. Vivek Sharma, IRS, Secretary, FDDI, Mr. Adarsh Kumar, AFHQ CS, Executive Director, FDDI, Mr. Darley O Koshi, Executive Director, ATDC & Mr. Sunil Ambekar, National Organizing Secretary, ABVP as the ‘Guest of Honour’ along with other dignitaries.
Acknowledging FDDI’s participation in the ‘Khadi Adi Sangam 2018’ as an ‘Institutional Partner’, the Hon’ble Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr. Suresh Prabhu felicitated the Managing Director of FDDI, Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS.
For the very first time FDDI participated in this kind of event where students walked the ramp walk in Khadi made dresses and outfits.
Ms. Subhanngi, a student of Leather Goods & Accessories Design (LGAD) won the 1st prize of Rs. 50,000/- in the competition ‘Wear Khadi in the most Stylish Way’ which was held during the event.
During the event, Ms. Asha Sharma, Senior Assistant - Product Development Centre (PDC) of FDDI, Noida recited the well-known poem of Late Mr. Makhan Lal Chaturvedi "Kulvadhu Ka Charkha".
A display of footwear, Leather Goods & Accessories was made by the students during the ‘Khadi Adi Sangam 2018’.
As a premier INI, FDDI is fully committed to create and develop interest among the students for Khadi garments and support the country’s fabric which is rich and vibrant.