Bangladesh to observe first National Tea Day on June 4
Bangladesh will observe National Tea Day on June 4 for the first time in the 50 years history of the country.
This decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on July 20 to commemorate the outstanding contribution of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the tea industry on his birth centenary, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said today.
On this day, Bangabandhu became the first Bengali chairman of the Tea Board and he served the Board from June 4 in 1957 to October 23 in 1958, the minister said.
"So, the first National Tea Day is being celebrated on June 4," he said while addressing a virtual press briefing on the 'First National Tea Day-2021' from his office in the secretariat.
The minister said the National Tea Day would be inaugurated at 10am at Osmani Memorial Auditorium and a discussion meeting would be held there.
On the day, there will be a daylong tea exhibition from different organisations and rare items of tea industry preserved in Bangabandhu Pavilion and Tea Museum at Srimangal will also be displayed.
Through observing the day, the role of the tea industry in the overall economic development of the country will also be recognised, he added.
The minister said once tea was exported but now it is not possible as the domestic demand for tea has increased alongside its production.