Kara Panya: Handicrafts by inmates blooming at DITF...

Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF)

Kara Panya: Handicrafts by inmates blooming at DITF

 Rupganj (Narayanganj) Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:41 PM, 17 January 2022   Updated: 02:07 PM, 17 January 2022

‘Kara Panya, Bangladesh Jail’ stall for products made by prisoners at Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF)

‘Kara Panya, Bangladesh Jail’ stall for products made by prisoners at Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF)

The month-long 26th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) is being held at Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center (BBCFEC), a permanent venue for a trade fair located at the capital’s Purbachal suburb. As the days go by, the number of buyers and visitors is increasing. In this year’s fair, besides various local and foreign products, buyers and visitors have noticed various products made of bamboo, cane, wood, jute and plastic made by the inmates of Narayanganj District Jail.

On the spot, the overflowing crowd was seen at the stall ‘Kara Panya (products), Bangladesh Jail’ made by the prisoners. Due to the low price, good quality and beautiful to look at, everyone has been flocked at the stall and returning home with their favorite product.

Crowds of buyers and visitors flock to the stalls of prisoners’ products at the trade fair

Ruma Begum, from Araihazar in Narayanganj, said the products made by the prisoners were durable. The price is also within reach. So, I bought some fancy and necessary products.

Nur-e-Alam, from Ghorashal in Narsingdi, said the prisoners’ stall was an exception. “This is the only stall in the fair where durable and good quality products are available at low prices,” he also said, adding that everyone is buying something from here.

Buyers and visitors are returning home to buy various fancy and necessary products made by the prisoners as the prices are low and the prices are good.

Jailer Shah Mohammad Rafiqul Islam of Narayanganj District Jail said the jail was created with efficiency to show the light to the prisoners convicted in different cases. Arrangements have been made so that they can return home and lead a normal life. The government agency Bangladesh Jail is doing various kinds of handicrafts through the inmates. These products are getting a wide response in trade fairs.

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