Monday 17 December 2018 ,
Monday 17 December 2018 ,
Latest News
  • Power struggle ends as Rajapakse bows out
  • Niazi was on the verge of tears at time of surrender in 1971
  • Quit poll race in two days, AL asks rebel candidates
  • Nation celebrates 48th Victory Day today
  • Bangladesh highlights its health sector success stories at UN
  • No live telecast from polling booths: EC
2 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 1 March, 2018 11:39:39 PM
Print

Include agriculture in curricula: PM

Agriculture is lifeline of Bangladesh economy, Hasina says
UNB
Include agriculture in curricula: PM
Recipients of Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Puroshkar 1423 pose for photo with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Osmani Memorial Audotorium in the capital yesterday after receiving awards. PMO Photo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the authorities concerned to include agriculture and its practical aspects in curricula to encourage students to properly know about cultivation system, reports UNB.

"Many people don't want to go to the farmland for agricultural works when they complete their education. The Agriculture Minister is here. I think, special measures should be taken to make our students curious and sincere about agricultural works...they should have a subject on agriculture alongside a practical one," she said.

The prime minister said this while distributing 'Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Purashkar' (Bangabandhu National Agriculture Award) for Bengali year 1423 at a function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium.

She said agriculture is the lifeline of Bangladesh economy. "We'll gradually shift our dependence to industry, but not by axing the agriculture as it will provide raw materials for industries apart from ensuring food security."

The prime minister went on saying, "Students should learn this (agricultural works), there's nothing to be ashamed of if anyone plants a sapling with his or her own hands."

She said the government wants children to acquire knowledge about agricultural works from their childhood and have practical knowledge.

Hasina said her government is helping all concerned adopt modern technology in agriculture and providing equipment to farmers. Laying emphasis on setting up food-processing industries across the country, the prime minister said Bangladesh has huge potentials in this sector as it can help earn foreign currency through exports. She also asked for protecting agricultural lands from the onslaught of unplanned urbanisation and industrialisation.

Hasina said her government has been striving to ensure food security through boosting production, and mentioned that silos and godowns are being built to preserve food grains for a couple of years to meet the local demands as well as use those as backup to tackle any unwanted situation caused by natural calamities.

Stressing the importance of conducting extensive research on agriculture, the prime minister said success in this area is not possible without research, and mentioned the researchers of Bangladesh have invented flood, drought and salinity tolerant rice.

During every Bengali New Year, she said, the government gives ‘Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Purashkar’, the highest state recognition for contributions to the development of the country’s agriculture sector.

Five gold, nine silver and 18 bronze medals in 10 categories are given to different organisations and individuals each year for their contributions to agriculture development and research. The awardees received medals, cash and certificates from the prime minister. Award recipient Farhana Yasmin expressed feelings on behalf the award winners. Presided over by Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, the function was addressed, among others, by Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra.

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
BNP has filed a complaint with the Election Commission and claimed that the police are not following the EC's directives. Do you agree?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 95.1%
No 2.4%
No Comment 2.4%
Most Viewed
Digital Edition
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFri Sat
01
02030405060708
09101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
More Backpage stories

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting