Bangladesh Apparel Youth Leaders Association, a platform of young entrepreneurs of the country’s apparel and textile sector & backward linkage sector started its journey on 27 February at a hotel in the capital.
BAYLA is aiming to increase the market potential of the garment industry through the development and diversification of the garment industry, by targeted research, capacity building through training, increasing productivity, and creating new opportunities. Bayla was born in an effort to ensure the development of a backward and pioneering industry with the garment sector. The main objective of Bayla is to coordinate and unite all the leading organizations in the garment industry. With interest and diligent efforts, this non-political organization is a combination of the enthusiasm of the youth and the experience of the elders.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi MP officially inaugurated the association’s operations. Tipu Munshi hopes that initiative would be a millstone for the future economic development of Bangladesh specially the T&A sector.
Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Md Atiqul Islam, former Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association presidents Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin and Abdus Salam Murshedy, BKMEA 1st Vice President, Mohammad Hatem, Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Manager, M&S. BGMEA election Sammilita Parishad panel leader Faruque Hassan, Envoy Group Chairman, Kutubuddin Ahmed & many young industrialists were present at the ceremony.
On the inaguration program Abrar Hossain Sayem from Sayem Group and Al-Shahriar Ahmed, MD of Indet group. Ltd has been nominated as BAYLA’s president and secretary.
BAYLA president & Director of Sayem Group, Abrar Hossain Sayem said that the platform would work to bring qualitative change in the apparel and textile industry in line with the goals of the Digital Bangladesh vision and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “Besides this platform will support for country’s positive branding” added Abrar
BAYLA general secretary Al-Shahriar Ahmed said that a collective effort from the young generation leaders was the main key to bringing positive reforms in the industry.
The other office board members of the new platform are senior vice-president Sakib Ahmed, vice-presidents Rafee Mahmood and MK Alam, treasurer Hasin Arman and additional secretary Aqib Jafri Sharif, Directors Zarin Rashid, Lithe Mohiuddin, Abrar Alam Khan, Jasim Uddin, Subael Sarwar, Kazi Fahad, Ramize Khalid Islam, Ehsan Haq, and Azfar Hassan.
The program was Sponsored by Beworth machinery, Logic software, Team Group, sheltech & many more. The inauguration ceremony was ended with a grand fashion show where the team participated from Mahmud Group, Northern Tosrifa, Lithe Group, Anam Garments, Asrotex Group & Sayem Group.