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BGMEA organises Art Camp to promote culture and heritage

Staff Correspondent
30 Jan 2023 21:54:18 | Update: 30 Jan 2023 21:54:18
BGMEA organises Art Camp to promote culture and heritage
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The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has organised an art camp titled, the “Made in Bangladesh with Pride Art Camp 2023” as part of its Brand Bangladesh initiative, in addition to its core focus to promote the RMG industry in Bangladesh.

BGMEA has engaged itself in a few initiatives to brand the RMG industry and the nation through projecting our heritage, culture, and artisans through the invaluable artworks of renowned and upcoming artists of Bangladesh, read a press release received Monday.

A total of 62 renowned artists of the country including Monirul Islam, Shahabuddin Ahmed, Hashem Khan, Abul Barq Alvi, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Abdul Mannan, Mohammad Eunus, Jamal Ahmed, Shishir Bhattacharjee, Farida Zaman, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Naima Haque, Rokeya Sultana, Dhali Al Mamoon, Shahid Kabir, Ahmed Shamsuddoha, Hossain Sheikh Afzal, Mohammad Iqbal, Mostafizul Haque, Mostafa Zaman Mithu, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Sohana Shahreen were some of those who joined the art camp with spontaneity and great enthusiasm while painting their artworks throughout the day at the BGMEA Complex.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan inaugurated the Art Camp which was organised by BGMEA in collaboration with Arcadia Arts Gallery at the BGMEA Complex on January 29. 

The art camp also aimed to celebrate and recognise the contribution of artists, both renowned and upcoming, to making Bangladesh better known internationally through contemporary art.

BGMEA Vice President Shahidullah Azim, Directors MA Rahim Feroz, Asif Ashraf, Abdullah Hil Rakib, Barrister Vidiya Amrit Khan, Neela Hosna Ara, former Vice President of BGMEA Moshiul Azam Shajal, Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Press, Publication and Publicity Shovon Islam, Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Foreign Mission Cell Shams Mahmud and Director of Giant Group Sharmeen Hassan Tithi were also present at the inaugural ceremony along with other art enthusiasts.

BGMEA recently opened the art gallery in its newly built headquarters located at Uttara in Dhaka and the paintings will be put on display at the BGMEA Art Gallery for visitors, including foreign dignitaries, ministers, ambassadors, international buyers, and others who often visit BGMEA. 

The gallery contains art works of eminent artists of Bangladesh and also photos showcasing the beauty of Bangladesh through its rich heritage, culture and abundant natural resources.

Faruque Hassan said art is a powerful tool and a key element in building a broader and more in-depth perception of a country.

“We want to alter the narrative of how the world sees Bangladesh through the storytelling that can be found in art and visual imagery,” he said.

BGMEA had been working relentlessly to promote Bangladesh globally and accordingly taken a number of initiatives like the “Made in Bangladesh Week”, he further said. 

Faruque Hassan said, “Bangladesh is a beautiful country blessed with immense natural beauty and rich history, culture and heritage. But many encouraging stories remain untold about Bangladesh. We want to bring the beauty and potential of Bangladesh to the global audience.”