The National Jute Day-2018 is set to be observed on Tuesday throughout the country amid enthusiasm with a view to make jute goods popular among the people.
The government took up elaborate programmes including rallies, road shows, art competition, poetry festival, seminars and symposiums and already started holding some of these events since February 27 marking the National Jute Day on March 6.
On February 22, 2017, the government decided to observe National Jute Day on March 6 every year for exploring potentials of the golden fibre and boost its demand in both local and international markets.
On the eve of the day, president M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages greeting people of the jute sector.
In their messages, they hoped that joint efforts of the government and non-government institutions will certainly be able to regain the past glory of jute.
This year, twelve individuals and organisations will receive the National Jute Award under 11 categories for their contributions to development of the jute sector.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the awards at a ceremony at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka on Tuesday. She will also inaugurate a three-day jute fair.
Besides, the prime minister will hand over awards to six winners of a countrywide essay competition in two categories at the same function.
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