Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– A month-long International Jamdani Taant Bastra Fair began on the premises of Siddeshwari Girls School at Baily Road in the capital Dhaka on Saturday.
Industries Minister Dilip Barua inaugurated the fair as the chief guest while Director of Bangladesh Folk Art and Crafts Foundation (BFACF) Rabindra Gope attended the function as special guest. Bangladesh Weavers’ Product and Manufacturing Business Association (BWPMBA) has organized the fair.
Speaking on the occasion, Barua said the sector has already created huge jobs for the poor especially the rural poor.
“We should take some special measures for the industry as it has huge potential to grow further,” Barua said.
The main objective of the fair is to regain Jamdani’s lost glory by promoting the traditional product at home and abroad, the organizers said.
A vast array of Jamdani products is being displayed in 81 stalls of the fair, which would remain open to all from 9:0 am to 10 pm every day.
A huge quantity of the traditional clothes including Jamdani and Taant sarees are being exported to many countries in Europe and Asia including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the UAE, an organizer said.
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