A total of 23 entrepreneurs and organizations of the industrial sector under seven categories today received the “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial Award 2020”.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun handed over the awards to the representatives of the organizations at a function at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city, BSS reports.
State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder and president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Md Jashim Uddin attended the function as special guests.
Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana presided over the function.
The Ministry of Industries has introduced the award for the first time marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
In his speech, Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said the Industries Ministry has introduced the award for the first time to recognize the contribution of industrial entrepreneurs and to encourage their creativity.
“We have introduced the award marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Deep respect and love for Bangabandhu has inspired us to take this initiative,” he added.
Zakia Sultana said the awards have been given to entrepreneurs and organisations to recognise their contribution to industry and to encourage creativity.
The first prize in each category of the awards is Taka three lakh and a 25 gram gold-plated crest. The second prize is Taka two lakh and a 20 gram gold-plated crest, and the third prize is Taka one lakh and a 15 gram gold-plated crest.
In the large industries category, Square Pharmaceuticals Limited secured first place, followed by Jaj Bhuiyan Textiles Mills, and Aduri Apparels Limited and Universal Jeans Limited jointly won third place.
Auko-Tex Limited and Fortune Shoes Limited jointly secured first position as medium-scale industries. Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Limited ranked second, while Madhobdi Dying Finishing Mills Ltd came in third in this award category.
Winners in the small-scale industries category are Aman Plastic Industries, first position, SR Handicrafts second, and Alim Industries Limited, third.
In the micro-industries category Karukola came in first, followed by Trim-Tex Bangladesh and Janata Engineering in second and third place respectively.
In the hi-tech industries category, Service Engine Limited was first, Super Star Electronics Limited second, and Mir Telecom Limited, third.
In the handicraft industries category, Classical Handmade Products BD secured first position, followed by Ayojon which came in second, and Sonargoan Nakshi Katha Mohila Unnoyon Organization was third.
For cottage industries, Cumilla Arts and Crafts gained first place, while Rongmela Nari Kollayan Sangstha (RKNS) was second, and Agroz came in third.