“The National Textiles Day-2023” will be observed in the country today with the theme ‘Smart Textile-e Sommriddho Desh- Bangabandhu er Bangladesh’.
President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the eve of the day.
In his message, President Shahabuddin said, “The textiles sector is playing an important role in rural poverty alleviation, women empowerment, employment generation and foreign currency earning.”
The present government formulated ‘Textile Policy 2017’, ‘Textile Law 2018’ and ‘Textile Industry (Reg-istration and One-stop Service Centre) Regulations, 2021’, the head of the state said.
The President said the history of textile industry in Bangladesh is very old and glorious.
Dhakai Muslin and Jamdani, Tangail’s Weaving, Cumilla’s Khadi, Rajshahi’s Silk and Mirpur’s Benaroshi are deeply rooted in history, tradition and culture, he added.
“We hope that the sincere efforts of all concerned will continue to spread these traditional products in the international arena,” he hoped.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said Bangladesh has glorious reputation in textile indus-try and after independence, Bangabandhu, the greatest Bengali of all time, had taken steps for the devel-opment of handloom industry in the country.
Following the footprint of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mubijur Rahman, the present Awami League government made a pledge in its election manifesto for building the textile sector as a strong and competitive one, she added.
She said the Department of Textiles has been entrusted with the responsibility of providing support and necessary services to the textile industry and its stakeholders.
The government has been working relentlessly to apply all facilities of the 4IR in the textile sector and face challenges, she said, adding that the Ministry of Textiles and Jute has been setting up and operating technical educational institutes at different levels to create skilled manpower in this sector.
The premier hoped that all stakeholders involved in the textile sector will play an effective role for en-suring the development of this sector by maintaining mutual cooperation.
Thus, the developed-prosperous Bangladesh dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Muji-bur Rahman will be built, she added.