Bangladesh will be a model in the world jewellery industry under the leadership of Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BAJUS) President Sayem Sobhan Anvir, speakers at a programme in Rajshahi said.
Like BGMEA, BAJUS will be the top business organisation in the country, they hoped.
Speakers came up with the remarks on Sunday while addressing the Rajshahi Divisional Representatives’ Meeting-2022 organised by BAJUS at Nanking Durbar Hall in Rajshahi.
Former President of BAJUS and Chairman of BAJUS District Monitoring Standing Committee Dr Dilip Kumar Roy was the chief guest at the programme.
Speakers said Sayem Sobhan Anvir’s business insight, creativity and prudence will further enrich the jewellery industry in Bangladesh. His leadership skills and good planning will bring life to the jewellery industry.
The jewellery industry hopes to regain its lost glory in the near future. Made in Bangladesh will be written on the gold bar. Gold Bank will be in Bangladesh. No one will be able to claim that the gold of the trader to be stolen one. Gold traders will be able to trade gold with prestige and dignity, they said.
Aslam Uddin Sarkar, President of BAJUS Rajshahi District Branch, presided over the meeting. BAJUS Vice President Anwar Hossain and Dr Dewan Aminul Islam Shaheen and Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce President Masudur Rahman Rinku were present as the special guests.
Speakers also said Bashundhara Group Managing Director and BAJUS President Sayem Sobhan Anvir has taken a Tk12,000 crore project to get imported liquid gold refined and exported in the form of biscuits (bars) and gold ornaments meeting the local demand.
They said that the country’s muslin was once famous all over the world. Later, it sank into the oblivion. Now, the muslin is getting back its lost glory. Similarly, the jewellery traders are optimistic about returning to the golden age.
BAJUS leaders said there is a possibility of exporting gold jewellery made in the country. But that also requires government policy and support.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister has announced a gold policy. If the government sponsors the country’s jewellery industry, the same will get new ray of hope. Home-made gold jewellery will open the door for export abroad. BAJUS is working to this end.
In his speech, Dr Dilip Kumar Roy said, “We want to be united. This representative meeting is being held at this divisional level under the direction of BAJUS president to unite all. We do not have committees at the upazila level. The committees have to be completed. In the future, no one will be able to trade gold legally without the registration of the BAJUS.”
Calling for united effort to change the history of the jewellery industry, he said the new leadership, the country’s icon Sayem Sobhan Anvir has announced to establish gold bank for jewellery traders. He is planning to refine liquid gold and export it.
“We will all implement these plans together. On March 17, for the first time in the country, a gold fair will be organised in the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka” he added.
BAJUS Member Secretary of Media and Communication and Social Affairs Mizanur Rahman Manik, its Member Secretary of Monitoring of District Organisation Joynal Abedin Khokon, Member Secretary of Law and Membership Reponul Hasan, PS to BAJUS President SK Abu Sohel, BAJUS Rangpur District Branch President Enamul Haque Sohel and Khulna Divisional President Rakibul Islam Chowdhury also spoke on the occasion.
The meeting was attended by BAJUS presidents and general secretaries of eight districts of Rajshahi division and other leaders and members.
BDST: 2054 HRS, FEB 27, 2022