Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) and City Alo- City Bank Ltd jointly organized a 03 days long fair “Alor Hemonto Mela -2022” with the diversified products of Bangladeshi women entrepreneurs at “Bijoy Gatha Community Center” KDA Road, Sonadanga, Khulna from 17 November to 19 November 2022. The fair was inaugurated by Mr. Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Honourable Mayor, Khulna City Corporation and Ms. Nasrin Akter, Head of City Alo. Among others Ms. Farhana Akhter Nila, Coordinator Entrepreneurship Development, Monitoring and Database, SEIP-BWCCI Project, Mr. Md. Bazlul Karim Monir, Regional Head, City Bank-Khulna, Ms Mosrat Jahan Shanta, Officer Membership Development-BWCCI were present in the inaugural program. Ms. Shamima Sultana Shilu, Divisional Head- BWCCI, Khulna coordinated the fair and moderated the inaugural session.
There were 40 stalls in the fair with attractive products of women entrepreneurs of Khulna Metropolitan City areas. The women entrepreneurs with traditional nakshi katha, saree, salwar kameez, panjabi, baby dress, household items, home décor items, different food items, traditional & handmade ornaments, herbal products etc. participated in the fair. On the closing day of the fair, Khulna District Council Chairman Mr. Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid was present and distributed certificates among the participating entrepreneurs. Approximate 5000 people visited the fair. The women entrepreneurs including the newly graduated trainees of SEIP-BWCCI Project of Khulna district expressed their satisfaction to get the opportunity to take part in the fair. All the women entrepreneurs enjoyed it a lot and they were very happy with their sales.