‘National Tea Day was observed for the first time in the country yesterday keeping in view the promise of Mujib’s year and the expansion of tea industry. The Tea Board celebrated the day in Chittagong by joining the main opening ceremony online at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital Dhaka.
Acting Director of the Project Development Unit of the Bangladesh Tea Board. Chittagong Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman was the chief guest at the function presided over by AKM Rafiqul Haque. The event was attended by tea garden owners, senior planters, small scale tea growers and tea traders from Chittagong, Bandarban and Rangamati Hill Districts and representatives of various government departments.
Acting Director of the Project Development Unit of the Bangladesh Tea Board while presenting the keynote address. AKM Rafiqul Haque highlighted the contribution of tea industry in the economic development of Bangladesh. He said tea gardens in Bangladesh were badly damaged during the liberation war. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman played a leading role in the revival of the tea industry in this war-torn country. The original article states that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the Chairman of the then Tea Board from 4 June 1956 to 23 October 1956. He was the first Bengali chairman of the Tea Board. He was devoted throughout his life to the development and growth of the tea industry. In his keynote address, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman recalled Bangabandhu’s outstanding contribution to the tea industry. He wished the tea industry continued prosperity. At the Tea Board function, garden owners and traders involved in the tea industry called for taking various steps for the development of the industry in the country’s economic development. The winners were announced from among the participants in the essay competition organized on the occasion of the day.
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