Bangladesh Jeweller’s Association (BAJUS) led by its President Sayem Sobhan Anvir is working relentlessly to curb deception in sale of products by a section of unscrupulous jewellery traders.
This was said by Dr Dilip Kumar Roy, former President of BAJUS and Chairman of Standing Committee on District Monitoring, on Sunday.
BAJUS central committee leaders keep exchanging views and holding meetings with traders across the country to create a consensus on the fair business.
“As many as 40 thousand families are associated with jewellery business. We cannot let the sector face a setback due to fault of some unscrupulous traders. So, the jewellers across the country are being listed and brought under the umbrella of the association,” he said.
Had Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman been alive, the country would have got a gold industry much earlier and many goldsmiths would not have gone abroad for better career, he opined.
However, Bangabandhu’s apt daughter and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has granted a gold policy. Her government has enacted a law in this regard. The jewellery sector is being illuminated due to her timely initiative.
With enactment of the law, the jewellers have got rid of a stigma that they are smugglers, he said, adding “Prime Minister saved the gold traders from this dishonour.”
Ruhul Amin Russel, Adviser of BAJUS and Business Editor of the daily Bangladesh Pratidin, Ripnul Hasan, executive member of BAJUS and member secretary of Standing Committee on Law and Membership, Pabitra Chandra Ghos, executive member of BAJUS and Standing Committee on District Monitoring, Rakibul Islam Chowdhury, member of Standing Committee on District Monitoring, Dhrubo Lal Basu, former President of Gopalganj unit BAJUS, Md Nurul Amin Hussain, former general secretary, Samresh Chandra Saha, President of Khulna unit of the organisation, Sankar Kumar Karmakar, its general secretary, and Ashok Kumar Karmakar, general secretary of Kotalipara unit, spoke on the occasion.
The view exchange meeting was presided over by Gopalganj Convening Committee member Mehedi Hasan.
Later, a three-member election committee for Gopalganj and a three-member appeal committee were formed.
The BAJUS leaders also paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
On behalf of BAJUS President Sayem Sobhan Anvir, they placed a floral wreath at the shrine of Bangabandhu at Tungipara in Gopalganj at 4pm.
They stood in solemn silence and prayed for eternal peace of departed souls of Bangabandhu and other martyred family members.