Launching ceremony of Textile Talent Hunt 2017-18 held

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6th  Season of country’s first ever competition for textile, garments & fashion designing students, Textile Talent Hunt, TTH 2017-18 has been launched in a gala launching ceremony at BUTEX Auditorium on 20 September 2017, Wednesday afternoon. After successful completion of TTH 2009, TTH 2010, TTH 2012, TTH 2013 & TTH 2015, Bangladesh Textile Today started the 6th season of TTH 2017 with larger coverage and larger focus. Textile Talent Hunt is a research promotion program organised for the undergraduate students who are studying B.Sc. in textile engineering. It changes the mindset of students so that they can be change maker in future.

On the occasion of TTH 2017-18 Launching Ceremony, Special Guest Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman launched the event at the presence of hundreds of teachers, students, professionals and journalists. Professor Engr. Mashud Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX) was the Chief Guest.

Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro vice Chancellor BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT), Professor Syed Fakhrul Hasan Murad, Chairman, Dept. Of Textile Engineering, Southeast University, Engr. Md. Amanur Rahman Director, Dysin Chem Ltd, Md. Tareq Amin editor & publisher of Textile Today & many of the students of different universities were present on the ceremony.

 

Figure 1: (from left to right) ASM Tareq Amin, Prof. Dr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman, Prof. Syed Fakhrul Hasan Murad & Engr. Md. Amanur Rahman were launching TTH 2017-18 officially by cutting a cake.
Figure 1: (from left to right) ASM Tareq Amin, Prof. Dr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman, Prof. Syed Fakhrul Hasan Murad & Engr. Md. Amanur Rahman were launching TTH 2017-18 officially by cutting a cake.

Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan thanked Textile Today and told that Textile Today is one & only media in textile sector who organizes a competition every year called Textile Talent Hunt which is very important for the textile students who want to improve their research work. He also said that it will help the industry owners to improve more & more.

Figure 2: Special guest Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman speaking in the panel discussion.
Figure 2: Special guest Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman speaking in the panel discussion.

Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman told, “Textile Today is the first publication in Bangladesh serving the textile sector with knowledge. Textile Talent Hunt is a great initiative by them which helps students in research work for higher study.”

Champion of TTH 2009, Rakibul Hasan Rocky (Deputy Manager, Knit Concern Group) shared his experience how it helped him to reach his goal and in the current position.

Engr. Amanur Rahman (Director, Dysin-Chem Ltd) told, “Textile Talent Hunt is a platform that will help you to challenge others by developing personal skills & technical skills”.

ASM Tareq Amin, Editor & Publisher of Textile Today, talked about the transformation of the industry and human capital. He said, “The Govt. & BGMEA set a goal to achieve USD 50 Billion by 2021 while our current RMG export status only USD 28.6 billion which shows we are far from the target as the industry is facing many challenges. To overcome the challenges, we must develop our technology and human resource both. Textile Talent Hunt is such a competition program which produces vision in the students’ mind through knowledge and research. This competition integrates all textile institutes by linking them with the industry which will create future leaders with different mindset.”

Textile Talent Hunt 2017-18 is being organized in association with Bangladesh University of Textiles and The Textile Institute-UK. Dysinchem is the Sponsor of the event.

 

Figure 3: The gallery was full with students and teachers from different universities, textile professionals, TTH alumni and journalists.
Figure 3: The gallery was full with students and teachers from different universities, textile professionals, TTH alumni and journalists.

Like previous 5 seasons, 50 best students will be selected through a comprehensive written test from participants all around the country and they will receive intensive training and grooming sessions to do research projects. Best 50 students will learn research methodology and will work in different industries and institutes for around two months under selected supervisors to produce article, design or software. Works of those students will be judged by renowned Judges’ Panel members to select best 5. This best 5 student will present their work in the Grand Finale program of TTH 2017-18.

Registration link to participate in the competition is

http://tth.textiletoday.com.bd/registration

About TTH

Textile Talent Hunt (TTH) is an initiative of Amin & Jahan Corporation Ltd, integrated Research, Development & promotion service providing company, in association with Bangladesh University of Textile (BUTEX) & The Textile Institute (TI). It is the first ever talent making competition for the undergrad students studying in textile garments & fashion. The competition is done in four steps in which the most important part is to submit research paper on different topics of garments industry. Similar to the previous five seasons, 50 best students will be selected through a comprehensive written test from participants all around the country and they will receive intensive training and grooming sessions to do research projects. Best 50 students will work in different industries and institutes for around two months under selected supervisors to produce article, design or software.

The judges’ panel justifies the papers and select best 20 paper for oral test. After assessment of the thesis/project paper, finally best five are selected. The top five has to present their papers in the Grand Finale in front of local & foreign delegates. After that, finally the judges’ panel will declare Champion, 1st runners up & 2nd runners up. Champion, 1st runners up & 2nd runners up are awarded BDT 75,000/-, BDT 40,000/- & BDT 25,000/- respectively along with crest, certificates, different gifts, training packages etc.

In the last five seasons, over 3000 students participated in the campus seminar. Total 1841 students registered for the written test of which 250 students successfully learned the research methodology. Participants submitted 158 research papers from which 32 papers were published. It is a platform, which encourages the students to achieve their goal & is able to play an important role in the economy of Bangladesh.

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