Exciting water rally at Hatirjheel to mark Jute Day
- A Monitor Report 04 Mar, 2018 | 2080 Views|-+
DHAKA : A colorful water rally with 100 traditional boats was held in the capital’s scenic Hatirjheel, as part of the government’s ongoing campaign to make use of jute and jute products popular, ahead of the National Jute Day on March 6.
The boats were decorated with colorful festoons and balloons, as well as jute and jute products were displayed at the rally, creating enthusiasm among large numbers of spectators. People from all ages flocked at banks of the entire Hatirjheel to enjoy the boat rally.
Textile and Jute Minister M Imazuddin Pramanik was present as the chief guest while State Minister for Textile and Jute Mirza Azam as the special guest.
The government has chalked out weeklong programme including rally, road show, art camp, poem festival, seminar and symposiums, which began February 27, centering the Jute. The Minister called upon all to work along with the government from their respective positions for making the use of jute and jute products more popular in home and abroad.
“We have taken various programmes to create awareness among people, about the economic benefit of jute,” he said adding that the present government is committed to revive the past glory of golden fiber, the pride of Bangladesh
After the boat rally, a buzzing concert was held at the bank of Hatirjheel with lively performance of the country’s popular singers.