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India ITME Technology Awards Announced

17 November 2022: “Exceptions make rules Strong; Be the Exception.” This is the idea which drives India ITME Society’s search for talented, stand out leaders, innovators and determined perseverance in their field of work. To mark the 4-decade old successful journey of India ITME Society, an award was initiated. The second edition of the awards are its humble attempt to recognise the exceptional and significant contributions that have influenced positive change in the textile engineering sector of our nation. India ITME Society Awards 2022 is scheduled to be presented on December 10, 2022 at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, U. P.

With India aiming towards becoming a super technology provider to the world and having a vision of developing 100 Indian textile machinery champions, the India ITME Society has been instrumental in textile engineering and technology provider’s rise from scratch. These awards will set the tone for the start of the biggest textile engineering show which will have the presence of international and national delegates representing ambassadors, council members, various ministries, state ministers, textile and state commissioners and global investors. The renowned textile entrepreneurs and emerging textile investors will all be a part of this event. The winners will be felicitated with cash award, trophy and certificate in the format best suitable to the category.

Second edition of awards looks to recognise and felicitate in the following new categories:
Category 1 – Award for Overall Best Performer in Engineering Industry presented in 8 Specific categories (Ginning, Spinning, Weaving & Weaving Preparatory, Processing & Finishing, Garmenting, Printing, Accessories for Textiles & Technical Textiles)
Category 2 – Award for Best Innovative Technology for Pollution Control
Category 3 – Women Leadership Award in Textile & Textile Engineering
Category 4 – Award for Research Excellence
Category 5 – Textile Maestro

The society strongly believes that education is the foundation platform that has lifted this textile sector to such a glorious stage. So, it has also introduced an award category specifically targeting youth, research and innovations.

S. Hari Shankar, Chairman, India ITME Society said, “The society and self strongly believes that the young minds of today are the colourful future of our textiles. This is why in addition to the dedicated award category for our innovators in 2022 edition, we have always introduced knowledge programs for the learners. Our society over the years is initiating several constructive programs to recognise and empower knowledge to innovative researchers, and technical faculties as well as to act as an active connect between the knowledge hub -technical institutes and the ever-changing industry. I am sure, the success story of innovator recognized in our awards will attract more youths towards R & D in textiles”.

To ensure fair practice and true unbiased nature towards the awards selection, the society has brought on board reputed textile technocrats from different sectors of textile.

Uday Gill, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Fibers, Indorama Ventures Ltd., stated that “Encouragement and recognition are essential for people to innovate and grow to their full potential. While there are many prestigious awards, the India ITME Society promotes necessary niche categories and provides proper due diligence to the selection process. I am extremely proud to be on the jury panel and highly impressed by the calibre of nominations.”

Updeep Singh, President & CEO, Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd., stated, that “Winning India ITME Awards will be an accelerator for the growth of engineering firms. The Society’s wide network will not only enhance the company’s reputation amongst the fellow industry but among the most prestigious customer industry of the sector. Credits to Society for curating such an enormous opportunity for recognition. The award formations and the precision in the collection of information for the evaluation was perfectly poised.”

Applications for the second edition of awards opened in July 2022 with the intent of appreciating the best in the industry. No stone was left unturned, no shores left untouched by the society in its search to locate the best amongst the best, once all the gems were collected across the nation. The stellar jury panel evaluated and selected those that shone the brightest among all the stars. Selecting the winners took 2-day long deliberations where each were put through stringent litmus test.

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