“Make India a Showstopper in Global Fashion,” Piyush Goyal at NIFT Convocation
20 November 2021: “This is an India whose heart beats for more”, said Piyush Goyal while addressing the students and faculty of NIFT in New Delhi at their convocation ceremony. Piyush Goyal exhorted the students to Make India a Showstopper in global fashion. He said that there was a need for carrying empathy and Compassion for those who have been left behind as students leave for in new journey in life.
He said that we all have obligations to help Millions of those who didn’t get the opportunity to get good education or got left behind. Piyush Goyal asked NIFT students and Alumni to empower our weavers & artisans by connecting them to the market. He said that the spirit of self-reliance can be channelised by helping our weavers & artisans in helping them get their rightful dues.
Goyal said that Design, packaging and branding for the products of Artisans can give them great returns. NIFT students can consider working towards in this direction. Goyal said that Indian Quality should define what world class is. NIFT has a major role to play. It’s time India starts draping the world. He asked students to make handloom a product of Luxury for the world. He said that as graduating students, you must design India’s future just like stitches help a cloth take shape.
Expressing Delight to be at NIFT, Delhi at the convocation ceremony, Goyal congratulated 339 graduating students of the 2020-21 batch across 10 specialisations on beginning of a new journey. It may be noted that since its establishment in 1986, NIFT has been contributing immensely to the fashion industry of India.
Goyal said “As students of India’s premier fashion institute, you have a strong platform to launch your career into higher orbits. NIFT students are the agents of change & makers of the future of India’s fashion. He said, to make India Aatmanirbhar, youth & academia has an important role to play.”