Government Policy

Dignitaries to attire Khadi-made “Mujib Coats” during Modi’s Bangladesh visit

Khadi, the heritage fabric of India, has supplied 100 custom-designed “Mujib Jackets”, popularly known as “Mujib Coats” that will be attired by the dignitaries during the Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Bangladesh.

The Indian Prime Minister is set to pay a two-day visit to Bangladesh from March 26 at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the celebrations of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of independence.

The state-owned Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has supplied the “Mujib Jackets” for the dignitaries following an order placed by Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in Dhaka ahead of Modi’s visit to Bangladesh.

“Khadi Mujib Jackets” to add sheen to celebrations of the Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during Modi’s visit to Bangladesh”, said KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena today.

He said the black Mujib Jackets, which have been designed with 6 buttons, two pockets on the lower half and a front pocket on the left, is famed as the “signature garment” worn by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The especially-designed Mujib Jackets have been made of high-quality handcrafted Poly Khadi fabric.

“In keeping with the eco-friendly nature of the Khadi fabric, the covers for these jackets too have been made of black Khadi cotton fabric with Khadi India’s logo embroidered over it,” Saxena said.

These jackets will be carried in especially-designed plastic-mixed handmade paper carry bags made at KVIC’s Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI) in Jaipur.

“Mujib jacket is historically-significant in Bangladesh and it is a matter of great pride that the jackets made of Khadi will be adorned by dignitaries during the Bangladesh visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is Khadi’s biggest brand ambassador,” the KVIC Chairman said.

Saxena said that the Khadi-made Mujib jackets will add significantly to the historical and cultural values of the celebrations and it will also promote Khadi on the global and diplomatic platform in a big way.

The diplomatic consignment has already been dispatched to Dhaka on a priority basis, he said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)