ANKLESHWAR – The Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) in Ankleshwar, a prominent institution under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, recently celebrated the accomplishments of its students in a grand certificate distribution ceremony held on May 16, 2023.
FDDI, with 12 cutting-edge campuses across the nation, offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in burgeoning sectors of Footwear, Fashion Design, and Retail, and plays a crucial role in fueling the rapid industry growth while creating significant employment and business opportunities.
This celebratory event was organized for 35 students who successfully completed a three-month intensive short-term program in Footwear Manufacturing Techniques. The program was conducted in collaboration with the Gujarat Rural Industry Marketing Corporation (GRIMCO), a Government of Gujarat entity.
Distinguished guests, Shri J. B. Dave, Dy. Commissioner & General Manager, District Industries Center, Bharuch, and Mrs. Khyati Nair, Company Secretary / Sr. Manager Leather Branch, GRIMCO, graced the occasion with their esteemed presence. FDDI Campus In-charge, Mr. Pramod Salunkhe, extended a warm welcome to the guests and attendees, which included students and staff of the institution.
Following a stirring rendition of the goddess Saraswati Vandana, the ceremony proceeded with the distribution of certificates to the 35 students from the 2022-23 session, symbolizing the successful culmination of their intensive training program.
In his keynote address, Shri J. B. Dave commended the students and extended his best wishes for their future endeavors. He encouraged the graduates to become entrepreneurs, to contribute to the vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat, and to utilize the various government schemes and initiatives for startup and business development.
Mr. Pramod Salunkhe, shedding light on the diverse activities of FDDI Ankleshwar and the prospects of Footwear Design and Fashion Design courses, encouraged the students to enroll in the 2023-24 academic year for a promising future in the industry.
Shri Rajesh Parashar, Sr. Faculty, HOD, Footwear Dept., closed the ceremony by expressing his gratitude to all attendees and dignitaries for their active participation and making the event a grand success.