Thursday, August 26, 2010

Jamdani fair begins in city

A 16-day International Jamdani Taant Bastra Fair began on the premises of Siddeshwari Girls School at Baily Road in the city.
The Bangladesh Weavers Product and Manufacturing Business Association (BWPMBA) organized the fair with the aim to regain its lost glory by promoting the traditional products at home and abroad.
Nilufar Faruk Khan, wife of commerce minister Lt Col (retd) Faruk Khan, inaugurated the fair as the chief guest.
BWPMBA senior vice-president M Salauddin, member of the school managing committee Kutubuddin Ahmed, among others, were present on the occasion.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Nilufar Faruk underscored the need for providing the sector with special incentives for expanding its export market.
She said the sector has huge potential to grow and has already created employment opportunities for poor especially the tribal people.
M Salauddin said exporters are suffering due to the recent hike of yarn prices and the government should look into it to help maximize profit of exporters in the sector.
The main objective of the fair is to know about customers' choice and attitude so that the quality of the jamdani clothing can be improved.
A good number of traditional clothing including jamdani saree, lungee, handloom products, 3-piece, 2-pieces are being displayed in 60 stalls.
The fair will remain open for all from 10am to 8pm and continue till before the Eid day.

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