PM opens national council of Krishak League

DHAKA Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the

10th national council of Bangladesh Krishak League, an associate body of the

ruling Awami League (AL), this morning amid fanfare and festivity.

The premier opened the council with releasing pigeons and balloons at the

historic Suhrawardy Udyan in the city around 11 in the morning.

Election of new central committee of the Krishak League will be held later

at council session at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium

here.

On April 19 in 1972, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

founded Bangladesh Krishak League with the slogan of Save the farmers, save

the country.

Abdur Rob Serniabat was the founding president of Krishak League who was

one of the martyrs of August 15, 1975 carnage.

The last council of the organization was held on July 19 in 2012.

A 111-member committee was formed through the council making Motahar

Hossain Molla as president and Shamsul Haque Reza as general secretary.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)