GAIBANDHA The National Productivity Day-2019 was observed in the district as elsewhere in the country today aiming to creating mass awareness to raise productivity in all fields including industrial, agricultural and service sectors.
This year's theme of the day is Productivity for Global Competitiveness.
Marking the day, the district administration and Gaibandha Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) chalked out the programmes.
In the morning, a grand rally was brought out from the premises of District Collectorate Building here and ended at the office of GCCI after parading the main roads of the town.
Earlier, acting deputy commissioner Rokhsana Begum formally inaugurated the rally as the chief guest.
Later, a discussion meeting was also held at the conference room of GCCI of the town here with its president Shajada Anwarul Quadir in the chair
Additional deputy commissioner (General) Alamgir Kabir Saikat addressed the function as the chief guest and district livestock officer Mohammed Abdus Samad was present at the event as the special guest.
Moderated by assistant commissioner SM Foyez Uddin, the function was also addressed, among others, by senior vice president of GCCI Abdur Rashid, director Rafiqul Islam Suzon, and journalist Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman.
The speakers in their speeches underscored the need for increasing productivity, economic stability and ensuring sustainable development and growth to take the country ahead.
Productivity improvement has been considered as the most important factor for the national economy and it accelerates the development on overall economy of the country, they also said.
Additional deputy commissioner (General) Alamgir Kabir Saikat in his speeches said productivity plays an important role to increase production, savings, investments and employment opportunities to the people of the country.
Recent performance in economic growth and changes in social indicators of Bangladesh have drawn the attention of the global economist, political and business community, the DC added.
The government is committed to achieve the sustainable development goals, declared by the United Nations, by 2030 and to achieve this goal there is no alternative other than increasing productivity in all sectors; he said adding that awareness on productivity among the mass people is very essential.
A large number of people including govt. officials, businessmen, and journalists of print and electronic media took part in the programmes spontaneously
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)