Flourishing of cottage and handloom
industries involving women entrepreneurs could create more employments to
enhance economic growth by cutting poverty to build a developed country.
The observation came at a discussion held to launch month-long 'Small and
Cottage Industries Fair- 2018' organised by 'Trinomul Nari Uddokta Society
(TNUS)' on Railway ground in Syedpur upazila town of Nilphamari on Wednesday.
Deputy Commissioner of Nilphamari Begum Nazia Shirin inaugurated the fair.
Inaugural session was presided over by General Secretary of Nilphamari
district unit of TNUS Jasmine Begum.
Syedpur upazila Chairman Moksedul Momin, President of Nilphamari unit of
Jatiya Mohila Sangstha Rabeya Alim, its Adviser Ruhul Alam master, Vice-
president Rasheda Akhter and Organising Secretary Fatematuzzohra addressed as
The main objective of arranging the fair is to exhibit and create
opportunity for marketing of cottage and handicraft products produced by
rural women entrepreneurs and creating their linkage with traders and market
Private sector owners, male and female entrepreneurs, and different
organisations have set up 40 stalls on the fairground displaying various
handicrafts and handloom products produced in local cottage industries,
small-scale enterprises and industries.
The speakers said women entrepreneurs have been playing a vital role in
creating job opportunities for local unemployed female workforce.
They emphasised on providing more assistance to female entrepreneurs both
from the public and private sectors for flourishing the cottage and handloom
industries to boost rural economy.
The chief guest called upon the rural female entrepreneurs for availing
assistance provided by the government departments, banks and other financial
institutions to explore brighter prospect of women entrepreneurship.
She highly appreciated the TNUS for arranging the fair to introduce the
locally produced handloom garments, handicrafts and other cottage industry
products for expanding trade, business and commerce to flourish women
entrepreneurship in the district.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)