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A H Khan

Published:
2018-09-08 09:55:48 BdST

Make sure that Bangladesh doesn’t need to beg for food: PMGive attention so that Bangladesh doesn’t need to beg for food


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked agriculturists to give special attentions so Bangladesh does not need to beg to others for food in future as the country became self-reliant in food.

“We want Bangladesh’s march forward to continue and we don’t want to move
with begging hand,” she said while opening the 6th National Convention of the
Krishibid Institution Bangladesh KIB in its auditorium at Farmgate here.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh by now achieved self-reliance in food but
“our government and the Awami League’s policy is that we will become self-
reliant in all sectors”.

“We will not beg to anybody (in line with our policy) . . . So I would like
to request the agriculturists to give special focus so that Bangladesh no
more needs to beg to others for food,” she said.

The premier said the past BNP regime, on the other hand, pursued a policy
to remain dependent on others and that was why they always wanted to bring
food aid from abroad.

Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury was present as the special
guest the function chaired by KIB President AMM Saleh while International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) President and CEO Scot J Angel and KIB
Secretary General Md Khairul Alam Prince also spoke on the occasion.

Agriculturists Dr Mirza Abdul Jalil, Dr Abdur Razzak, Abdul Mannan and AFM
Bahauddin Nasim were present on the dais.

Nasim was conferred with KIB’s “life time achievement award” for his
outstanding contributions to the development of agriculture as well as other
fields.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over this award to Nasim.

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