For the first time ‘Textile and apparel exhibition 2019’ was organized by the department of Textile Engineering at Sonargaon University (SU) on 12 July in Dhaka. Sonargaon University Vice-Chairman and Chief Guest, Engr. Md. Abdul Aziz inaugurated the exhibition.
The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Bashar; Treasurer, Prof. Al Amin Molla; Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering; Prof. Dr. Mohammed A. Mabud, Senior General Manager of Thermex Group were present as a special guest.
Engr. Md. Abdul Aziz said, “I have dreamed that Sonargaon University (SU) would be a university with the top-class research facility. By providing quality education, the university’s reputation will spread and become a leading university. I’m happy that we are slowly moving towards that goal.”
Abdul Aziz added, “We are hiring quality faculties to ensure better education.”
He also assured that the university maintains a transparent process in hiring talented teachers.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Md. Abul Bashar emphasized the students to do more research.
The Vice-Chancellor said, “Without doing research, you will not be able to use your raw materials anywhere. You should research and discover the novelty of raw materials.”
After the inauguration of the program, the guests were given flowers by the teachers and students of different batches of the textile engineering department. Textile Club and Career Club were also inaugurated by the Department of Textile Engineering.
Speaking at the inaugural address, Engr. Rezaul Karim, Head and Assistant Professor of the Department, said that this is the first time in Bangladesh, Sonargaon University produced a liquid extract of Durba grass through a research project.
“Work is underway to launch this extract as a bandage through the dyeing of clothing produced through our own research. Because durba grass acts as a thorny herb. Therefore, with the marketing of this bandage, a new door will open in the field of research. Fiber has also been extracted from bananas and pineapple, according to university studies. With which it will be possible to make better quality fabrics in the future,” he said.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the students of various batches of the textile engineering department, besides the teachers and the crowd of the visitors.