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World Food Day celebrated across the country

  • Published at 07:43 pm October 16th, 2016
  • Last updated at 07:43 pm October 16th, 2016
World Food Day celebrated across the country
This year’s theme of the day is ‘Climate is Changing and Food and Agriculture Must too’. In Gaibandha, Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and office of the District Controller of Food chalked out the programmes in cooperation with district administration. In the morning, a procession was brought out from the premises of district collectorate building and ended at the same venue after parading the main roads of the town. Later, a discussion was held at the conference room of DC office with deputy director of DAE AKM Ruhul Amin in the chair while DC M. Abdus Samad addressed it as the chief guest and chief executive officer of Zila Parishad MAKS Mahbubur Rahman was present as the special guest. The meeting was also addressed, among others, by district controller of food M. Amzad Hossain, Gobindaganj upazila agriculture extension officer Dilruba Yasmin, and journalist Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman. The speakers underscored the need for boosting production of high value crops rice, wheat, and maize at larger scale through using the all the arable land through adapting to the changed climatic condition to achieve country’s food security The speakers also emphasized on farming fish culture and rearing cow, goat and poultry birds to meet the demand of protein and vegetables and species crops which are used for curry cooking side by side with value crops farming, reports BSS. DC M. Abdus Samad in his speeches thanked the agri scientists of the country for innovating agri technologies and the officials of DAE for implementing it in field level in enhancing the food production to push forward the country towards desired development. Our Barisal correspondent reported that right activists organised a rally in front of Barisal Central Shahid Minar and later brought out a procession in the city marking the day. The programme was organised and participated by activists of different rights development organisations including Food safety Network, Prantojon, BELA, MAP and Human Rights Alliance. The programme was addressed among others by Dr Syed Habibur Rahman, S M Shazada, Zakir Hossain, Shuvangkar Chakraborty, Mizanur Rahman, Lincoln Bayen, B N Khan, Shawkat Ali Badal, Shahjalal, Aleya Parvin, Mannan Kiron, Ziaul Hassan, Ibrahim Hamid Masum, right activists. Our Magura correspondent said Rova Foundation organised different programs in the town to celebrate the day. Members of the foundation held a rally in the morning and arranged a discussion at Magura sadar upazila office premises with Rova Foundation executive director Kazi Kamruzzaman in the chair. In Satkhira, a discussion was held at the auditorium of Satkhira Press Club marking the day. Yarab Hossen, president of Tuzulpur Krishak Club presided over the function where Abul Kalam Azad, president of the press club, Anisur Rahman, president of the district unit Nagorik Committee, Prop Ashek Elahi, editor of the local daily Dakhiner Mashal and Josna Dutta, secretary of Mahila Parishad spoke on the occasion. World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16 in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
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