Dhaka, Bangladesh
32 to get Bangabandhu Krishi Puroshker

32 to get Bangabandhu Krishi Puroshker

Thirty two individuals and organisations will be rewarded with "Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Puroshker-1424", the highest state recognition in the agriculture sector, reports BSS. Five gold medals, nine silver medals and eighteen bronze medals will be awarded for outstanding contribution to different fields in agriculture sector. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury who is also chairman of "Bangabandhu Krishi Puroshker Trust". In 1973, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman introduced the award in order to take forward the agro-based economy of the newly independent country. The present Awami League government framed "The Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Purashker Tahabil Ain-2009" giving institutional shape to the award introduced by Bangabandhu. The Bangabandhu Jatiya Krishi Purashker Trust Law, 2016 was enacted to make the activities more dynamic. Board members Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda, MP, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, and AKM Jahangir Hossain, MP and Abdul Mannan, MP and Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University vice-chancellors were present.

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