Dhaka, Bangladesh
‘Jamdani a glorious heritage of Bangladesh’

‘Jamdani a glorious heritage of Bangladesh’

News Desk Jamdani industry is a glorious heritage of Bangladesh because of its unique quality. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor on Monday said this while addressing a book publication ceremony in the city. "We all should be proud of Jamdani for its international recognition as an intangible cultural heritage declared by UNESCO. This recognition will create a scope for presenting extraordinary creative weaving works of 'Jamdani' before the global community," he told. Bangladesh National Museum and National Crafts Council of Bangladesh jointly organized the function "Traditional Jamdani Design" at the Poet Sufiya Kamal auditorium of the National Museum. US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat and President of National Crafts Council of Bangladesh Md Rafiqul Islam, among others, addressed the function with Director General of National Museum Md Abdul Mannan in the chair. Noor stressed the need for taking time-befitting initiatives to protect and promote Jamdani to preserve the glorious art of weaving. The people of the country have been producing Jamdani for a long time, which has been considered as a unique craft for its extra-ordinary weaving art of design. UNESCO has included Jamdani as an intangible cultural heritage in 2013 due to sincere and relentless efforts of the present government. Both the government and private sector patronizations are needed to safeguard Jamdani as the most traditional handloom weaving art, which eventually will boost image of Banglaee nation and expand its markets at the international levels, the speakers added. (Inputs taken from BSS)

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