The first annual Bonsai exhibition of bonsai artist and founder of 'Bonsai Jagat' MD. Sulaiman has begun in the Cadet College Club, Gulshan. 'Bonsai Jagat' and 'Simud Events' jointly organized the exhibition. The art of creating carefully cultivated Bonsai potted trees originated in Japan and China. Miniaturizing Bonsai is tricky to master though this miniature trees are popular in our country.
Golam Dastagir Ghazi, Minister of Textiles and Jute Ministry inaugurated the exhibition on October 5. "Bonsai is an industry. I thank the artist to bring this industry to us," said the minister.
"There is a possibility of benefiting by cultivating bonsai on a commercial basis in Bangladesh. If we keep Bonsai at our homes it will look beautiful and at the same time we can form an eco-friendly society," he added. The minister called for Bonsai collection for the presence of a piece of green in the city's brick deployment.
Speaking on the occasion, Bonsai artist and president of the event Md. Sulaiman said that Bonsai is his retirement partner. He raises Bonsai as his own child. Seeing a perfect bonsai fills his mind.
Mohammad Haroonur Rashid, Narayanganj Superintendent of Police, Nazma Shafique, president of Bangladesh Bonsai society, Group Captain Mohammad Alamgir, president of Gulshan cadet college Club, Zahidur Rashid Suman, managing director of Simud were present in the inauguration ceremony with other bonsai lovers. The program was conducted by general secretary of Bonsai Jagat AKM Shahriar.
"I love Bonsai. It enhances the beauty of home and helps to keep the air clean," said a visitor of the exhibition.
A magazine was published on this occasion. Some three hundred Bonsai take place at the exhibition. The exhibition introduces an assortment of beautiful and unique Bonsai art with variety, size and styles. Bonsai is also sold at the same time. Bonsai artist Mohammad Sulaiman points out various issues about bonsai to the visitors in the four-day events. The exhibition is open to for all from October 3 to October 6.
The writer is a Sub Editor of the Asian Age
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