The All-Over Printing Technologist of Bangladesh (AOPTB) has been formed with a pool of talented engineers and technologists across the country to further enrich the All Over Printing sector. The organization’s first Get Together program was held on 24th September at Pan De Asia Limited in Uttara, Dhaka.
The get-together was chaired by the President of AOPTB S. M. Abdur Rahman where Vice-Chancellor of BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan was present as chief guest. Deputy Managing Director of Asiatic Group and Sanjana Fabrics, Engr. Abdullahhel Hossen Bablu was present as the special guest at the program. Adviser of Jony Group Shyamal Chandra Saha; Head of Technical Services of Claricam Ltd Pranab Kumar Dutta and Group ED Engineer of UNIFIL Tex BD Engr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed were present as honorable guests.
Operations GM of Unifil Composite Dyeing Mills Limited Sayedur Rahman; Assistant Director of Anwar Group, Dilip Kumar Baidya; Engr. Chakraborty Ratan Kumar, CEO of Quest Tex Solutions; Engr. Touhidur Rahman Kakon, Managing Director of Protex Color Chem were also present as guests at the program
General Secretary of the organization Shawkat Hossain Sohel moderated the program.
Prof. Ayub Nabi Khan gave an idea of what should be done to enhance the skills of native engineers. He emphasized organizing training or short courses for skilled manpower in printing. He also emphasized conducting seminars and symposiums in different universities.
Engr. Shyamal Chandra Saha said the organization should have debuted much earlier and also added, “I think foreigners are no longer needed in this sector. We want to enrich ourselves with our skills and be part of their eviction from this land.”
Engr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed emphasized creating a short course. He also said that the organization should make its debut as a neutral professional organizer, where everyone can participate irrespective of party affiliation.
Also Engr. Pranab Kumar Dutt said, “We need to be more updated.” He also said that at present there is no alternative to research and development through collaboration to take the printing sector forward.
Speaking on the history of textile printing, Saidur Rahman said that now is the time to reduce the dominance of foreigners to present the printing sector as a mix with our culture.
Dilip Kumar said that when the entire world was in turmoil due to Covid-19, at that time the emergence of this AOPTB organization has brought us some relief. He hoped that AOPTB would play an important role in the textile industry, which is the main driver of the country’s economy.
Engr. S M Abdur Rahman said, AOPTB will continue to work tirelessly to reduce foreign dominance in the domestic textile printing sector. He sought the cooperation of everyone and announced the end of the program.
At the end of the program, honorary crests were handed over to different experts and professionals of AOP and from a different sector of the Textile Industry who contributed to different webinars and online learning sessions organized by AOPTB.
At last, all the guests of this program enjoyed a grand dinner and participated in an open discussion.