CHATTOGRAM: A three-day ‘Mehedi and Food Festival’ concluded amid festivity at Bangladesh Women Association (Bawa) Girls’ School hall in the port city on Sunday.
The festival was jointly organised by ‘Jamie Shady Mehedi’ and ‘RS Monika’ and participants took part in it at 20 different stalls.Women entrepreneurs who mainly run their businesses on online platform took part in the festival with their products and services.
Stalls of mehedi (henna) drawing, food, jewellery, boutique and handicrafts featured the festival where school and college students thronged everyday in good number.
Free mehedi drawing and foods at reasonable prices attracted the visitors throughout the festival.
Customers were seen gathering in front of the stall of popular online food-shop ‘Soptoborno’ to have homemade delicious foods at a cheap rate.
Woman entrepreneur Naznin Sultana Saimon of ‘Soptoborno’ told the daily sun that they run the food business with the assistance of their family members to serve hygienic foods to the customers.
“We have participated in the festival to introduce the consumers with our fresh and delicious foods,” she said.Ummay Salma Mukta of the ‘Soptoborno’ said they also displayed boutique items at a stall. But, the visitors mainly prefer food items.
Organiser ‘RS Monika’ said the festival was organised in a bid to promote women entrepreneurs and they earned huge responses from the customers.
Tanjila, a customer who came to the festival for drawing mehedi, said it’s good thing that hosts of the event provided the free opportunity of mehedi drawing and they only had to buy a tube of mehedi at Tk 30 for it.
Lauding the initiative, she said it also created an opportunity to have desired drawing of mehedi from a number of options.
The organisers and participants were satisfied with the turnout and hoped continuation of such initiatives in future in the city.