Since its establishment, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT)– one of the leading private universities in Bangladesh–is committed to academic excellence in apparel, textile, knitting, fashion, business and language education. The vision of the university embraces challenges and provides the impetus in setting highest academic standards.
This time the students of the 192 batch of the Textile Engineering Department of the university took initiative of a different kind of program. Students dye their own handmade clothes to fulfill projects provided by the course instructor using waste materials such fruit peels, onion peels, tea-coffee dregs, roots, leaves, flowers, and fruits of various crops and plants.
The students are committed to donate their own hand-made clothing to the needy people in society as gifts. With Eid in front of them, this initiative appeared to have made these vulnerable folks happy.
The entire garment-making task was supervised by Raizul Islam, Honorary Lecturer, Department of Textile Engineering.
When asked about his experiences, course faculty Raizul Islam remarked, “Bringing gifts also has established the identity of humanity. Additionally, it will enhance the students’ personal attributes.”
Prof. Dr. Engineer Abu Bakar Siddiqui, Dean of the Department of Textile Engineering, attended the occasion as a special guest. He said, “The students’ initiative is undoubtedly admirable. The job market is proudly being dominated by our graduates. However, we also have duties to the community, including helping the less fortunate. I applaud this program ahead of Eid.”
In addition, Professor Dr. Engineer Ayub Nabi Khan, pro-vice chancellor of the university, attended as the chief guest. Regarding the event, he said, “It’s a great idea that our students took the initiative to give their handmade clothing to the needy people of our society. In the future, I’ll keep encouraging more of these programs. Compared to other universities, our lab facilities are superior and more comprehensive. Student effort is all that is required. I appreciate Raizul Islam, the course instructor, for providing students such a task.”
The 192 batches’ initiative was praised by the students of other batches at the BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology.