Vegetable fair to begin Sunday

| Updated: January 15, 2018 13:40:04

Vegetable fair to begin Sunday

The government has arranged a three-day National Vegetable Fair aiming to create awareness to ensure safe vegetable production, sound health and nutrition for consumers.

The fair will kick off on Sunday in bid at Krishibid Institute Bangladesh (KIB) auditorium at Farmgate in Dhaka.

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan will inaugurate the fair as the chief guest while Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury will be present as special guest.

Senor secretary of Agriculture Ministry Md Moinuddin Abdullah will preside over the opening ceremony.

This year, the theme of the fair is 'Sara bochor sabji chashe, pusti-shyastha aurtho ashe', Meaning if you cultivate fruits round the year, you will earn money along with nutrition and sound health.

UNB says, a rally will be held from South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangshad and end at KIB premises around 9:30 am.

Later, a seminar will also be held at KIB auditorium where a keynote paper titled "Year-long safe cultivation of vegetables to ensure nutrition, poverty alleviation in the changing climate" will be presented.

M Abdul Aziz, director general of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), will deliver welcome speech at the seminar.

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