’Bongokonnar Tantprem’ premiered to promote local fabrics, heritage

HerNet TV, the first television channel in Asia on women’s wellbeing and welfare, recently premiered a fashion film on Bangladesh’s handloom and apparel.

The film “Bongokonnar Tantprem” presents local fabric to the world and shows how it is perceived and promoted by leading women and designers of the country.

Fifty iconic women participated in the film wearing dresses designed by 25 talented local fashion designers.

HerNet Magazine was also launched at the event.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni attended the film screening and magazine launching programme as chief guest in the capital.

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md Atiqul Islam and State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Md Murad Hassan were also present.

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan joined the event as the guest of honour.

Faruque said the documentary would play a role in making Bangladesh’s tradition well known in the country and the international arena by showcasing local clothes and costumes.

“It would also help create more export opportunities for Bangladeshi garments by linking our rich culture and heritage with fashion,” he added.

BGMEA Director Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee and Giant Group Director Sharmeen Hassan Tithi were present at the programme and honoured as two of the 50 notable women.

Source: United News of Bangladesh