DHAKA A seven-day 'Development Fair' under the
auspices of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) will begin tomorrow in the
city with a view to expanding the market of products made by marginal people
and participants of different programmes of PKSF.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the fair at the
Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), said PKSF Chairman Dr
Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad at a press briefing at Jatiya Press Club here on
In the inaugural session of the fair, lifetime achievement award will be
given to a distinguished person for contributing to the field of poverty
alleviation, sustainable development and establishing dignity of human being.
Five seminars will also be arranged in the seven-day fair.
A total of 130 organisations, including associate bodies of PKSF from
rural areas, different public and private organizations, research and
information technology (IT) institutions and service-oriented organizations
will set up 190 stalls in the fair.
Agricultural, foods and traditional products manufactured by small
entrepreneurs of grassroots level will be on display.
The fair will remain open for visitors from 10 am to 8:30 pm every day.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)